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In one form or another, our Works’ Yard team has existed since the Cathedral was built over 1000 years ago.

We still use traditional methods honed over centuries.


Who works here?

  • Stonemasons
  • Carpenters
  • Technicians
  • A resident archaeologist
  • A conservation architect
  • Yard staff carrying out daily work

What do they look after?

Types of work

Projects include complex stone renewal projects such as the conservation on the East End of the Cathedral.

They also support the development of special exhibitions such as Open Treasure.


Current projects

  • Central Tower repairs
  • Stone renewal to the East End
  • Installing an access ramp to the Monks’ Garden
  • Maintenance to stone work on the riverbanks

Shadows in the Cloisters

How you can help

Do you want to ensure the Cathedral's amazing architecture survives for another thousand years?

The Heritage Lottery Fund will match your donation to Foundation 2020 scheme.

More about Foundation 2020