Leaded glass windows rebuild – St Denys, Bury St Edmunds

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 in Current projects, Restoration

Leaded glass windows rebuild – St Denys, Bury St Edmunds

Leaded glass windows rebuild РSt Denys, Bury St Edmunds. Recently I have been working at St Denys repairing some broken panes and rebuilding two window units which were collapsing.

leaded window restoration St Denys Bury St Edmunds - Kettonglass
This image shows the new units back in place – I carefully removed them and salvaged all the original glass before rebuilding the windows with each pane identically placed – these should be good for another hundred years.

As you can see using matching lead it is impossible to discern new from old – the rebuilt ones are in the lower line either side of the central window.

leaded window restoration St Denys Bury St Edmunds - Kettonglass
On the first floor a major repair was needed as a line of cracked panes were changed where the central opening sash window had swung open in the wind and back onto the edge of the wall

St Denys is a grade 2* listed building – you can read more about the history here

leaded window restoration St Denys Bury St Edmunds - Kettonglass
The frontage of the property is quite a different style being 18th century however parts of the core of the house date back to the 15th century. The 17th century part with the leaded windows is thought to have been a two storey factory at one time