Fairfax & Rocliffe

Coat of Arms 1585


The Great Chamber Room,

Gilling Castle

Restoration after damaged by a

football, 2013


Gilling Castle is now a prep school. Someone had managed to kick a football at this window about 35ft in the air and it got badly smashed. We were handed a tray of the smashed pieces from a rather beautiful ornate 16th century stained glass window.


The shattered glass was painstakingly put back together and then glued. In some areas there were infills that then had to be painted over using a restoration paint that matched as near as possible the original. By the time the whole process was finished and the window installed you couldn't really see the breaks.