Heritage – Restoration – Carpentry – Abney Park Cemetery

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A lottery funded project.

Abney Park cemetery is described as one of the "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries in London.

The Grade II listed chapel was built by William Hosking and is the oldest surviving non-denominational chapel in Europe.

Our carpenters were thrilled to receive this challenging project and got stuck in to cutting and forming the new vaulted ceiling on site, whilst being careful to match the shape to the original Gothic arch. They starting by reinsulating and repairing existing rafters and bracing them before adding a layer of acoustic concealment fabric and finishing by installing 22mm European oak battens we see today. Magnificent!

In addition to this we also replaced the bespoke oak doors to the chapel entrance.