Project Overview

St Mary the Virgin, Goldsborough, is a beautiful Grade I listed church.  The oldest parts of the church date back to Norman time and the interior of the church features wonderful detailing including two remarkable 14th Century effigies of Sir Richard de Goldesburgh IV and his son Sir Richard de Goldesburgh V.

Lighting the nave and altar

The brief

The interior of the church was previously lit from above with hard-to-maintain halogen.  The church team wanted a less oppressive scheme and an alternative to continually replacing blown lamps.

Goldsborough Church - Lighting a Grade I Listed Church

Surface mounted spotlights finished to match stonework colouring

The surface mounted spotlights are RAL painted to match the stone behind.  They provide significant output and great colour.  Uplighting the arches has transformed the feel of the space; it’s a wonderfully layered scheme.

 

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High level surface mounted adjustable spotlights

High power surface mounted spotlights provide the bulk of the ambient light in the church.  The LED fittings combine high output, energy efficiency and longevity.  Ideal for such an inaccessible location.

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Custom made linear lensed product

Custom made linear product with lensed LEDs to throw the light up on to the altar and stain glass window behind

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LD82 with special mounting bracket

Miniature but punchy LED spotlight mounted to highlight arch

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Setting scenes with Lutron HomeWorks

The brief

The Church is a multi use space and the lighting has to support that.  Lutron HomeWorks QS allows the church team to set the lighting for services, weddings, christenings, concerts and meetings with single press of a button on the antique bronze keypad at the church door.

Lighting a 14th Century tomb effigy

The brief

The two tomb effigies are among the finest examples in the country.  Lighting them is made considerably more difficult by a lack of mounting points for fittings and no option to recess cable.  Everything has to be surface mounted.

High power linear LED

High power linear LED profile mounted at the bottom of the tomb to create a warm wash of light

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Highlighting details of the effigy tombs

The brief

The two effigies on the tombs both have a remarkable level of detail and amazing texture.  There are limited fixing points but the figures really have to be lit to be appreciated.

LD82 with special mounting bracket

Minature but punchy LED spotlight mounted at the top of the tomb to highlight the incredible detail.

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Concealed column lighting

The brief

The previous lighting was very one dimensional.  The team worked on bringing out the character of the church by identifying and lighting the focal points across the space.

Slim profile custom made linear LED

A low profile with a slight frosting used in a tight space to create a nice soft wall wash

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Hiding fittings in full view

The brief

The most challenging aspect of the brief was to increase the amount of light in the church without impacting on the structure of the building.

Surface mount spotlight finished to match stonework colouring

Matching the surface mounted spotlights to the stone behind allows us to use high output fittings which almost disappear into the background.

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