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Coriander Stained Glass Studio Wimbledon

Stained Glass makers based in south-west London, we design and produce stained glass windows and lead lights for clients throughout the UK.

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Wimbledon Studio

27 Kingston Road, Wimbledon. SW191JX

tel: 020 8947 7635

Esher Studio

5 Station Road
Esher, Surrey
KT10 8DY

tel: 020 8398 1633

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info@corianderstainedglass.co.uk

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Coriander Stained Glass Restoration Work at Hampton Court Palace

 

Here at Coriander Stained Glass, the maintenance and conservation of original glasswork is an important part of our job.

We are very proud of the work we have been doing at Hampton Court Palace, and on this page we will be cataloguing the work we do for them.

The palace was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey in the early 1500’s, and for many years after that it was home to many members of the Royal Family.  However, it has not been inhabited by the Royal Family since the 18th Century and has undergone extensive renovation undertaken by its’ many owners.

December 2013

Two diamond panels restored in the Master Carpenters Court, Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Diamond Panel 2

Hampton Court Diamond Panel 1

 

 

May 2013

In the top left hand corner of the following images you will see our new vent created using a design of soldered lead, we believe that this method of vent construction is unique and approval was needed for its use by English Heritage.

Hampton Court Palace (2)

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace (1)

A second traditional lead light restoration for the Georgian House at Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace, The Georgian House

A restoration of a traditional leaded light in Fountain Court at Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace, Fountain Court

January 2013

We have recently restored this traditional lead light in the Georgian House at Hampton Court Palace, one of the properties the palace lets out to visitor via the landmark trust.  Visit the Coriander Stained Glass News page for more information on the Landmark Trust.

hampton court

September 2012

Here is a step by step look at some recent work we have carried out at the palace:

Coriander Stained Glass at Hampton Court Palace 1

This first picture shows the broken glass we were to repair on site at the palace.

Coriander Stained Glass at Hampton Court Palace 2

The broken glass is removed by removing it from its’ lead came surround.

Coriander Stained Glass at Hampton Court Palace 3

The next step is to very carefully, with a stiff putty knife, fold one side of the lead back to enable the replacement glass to be fit.

Coriander Stained Glass at Hampton Court Palace 4

The replacement glass is then cut into the hole.  The glass used for these repairs is either hand made restoration glass or old reclaimed glass from other parts of the palace.

Coriander Stained Glass at Hampton Court Palace 5

The new glass needs to fit as tightly as possible.

Coriander Stained Glass at Hampton Court Palace 6

Once in place the lead leaf is carefully folded back onto the glass

Coriander Stained Glass at Hampton Court Palace 7

In order to seal between the lead and glass, the putty is coloured to match the lead and then pressed into the lead came.

Coriander Stained Glass at Hampton Court Palace 8

The excess putty is then cut off

Coriander Stained Glass at Hampton Court Palace 9

And finally, the repair is cleaned with a brush.

October 2012

This next picture shows two diamond panels that we have stripped and rebuilt into new lead light structures using the old glass, which was probably two to three hundred years old.

New frames have been made by the joiners at Hampton Court, the picture was taken in their workshop at the Palace.

Coriander stained glass at hampton court

We will be updating this page with any other work we carry out at the palace, but in the mean time please take a look at our Stained Glass News page to follow our other projects.

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