Bath Abbey historic ledger stones to be revealedBath Abbey historic ledger stones to be revealed
Bath Abbey has received permission from the Consistory Court of the Church of England to replace the pews in the main body of the church with chairs once the historic floor has been repaired as part of the Footprint project. This is a key part of the wider scheme and will enable the nave to be restored to its original historic volume (as during the Georgian period), revealing of hundreds of the carved gravestones which have been hidden under the pews for over 150 years. It will also make it possible for people of different physical ability to sit where they choose, provide a more flexible space for a wide variety of traditional and contemporary worship, and enable a wider range of community uses as part of the life of the city.
Geoff Rich, Managing Partner at FCBStudios commented that: "We are delighted for Bath Abbey and all the people who have put so much time, care and thought into preparing a detailed case for the careful conservation of an amazing historic building whilst enhancing its social, religious and civic life at the heart of Bath."