Chamber refurbishment news

In 2021 the Rochester Bridge Trust carried out a major refurbishment of its medieval Bridge Chapel and Victorian Bridge Chamber. This page brings together a selection of news items related to those activities.


Improved accessibility into charity buildings

Two historic buildings are now fully accessible following a major refurbishment. Rochester’s medieval Bridge Chapel and Victorian Bridge Chamber are both striking heritage buildings, but neither was constructed with accessibility ...
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Traditional lime plastering in the Bridge Chamber

When the Bridge Chamber was built in 1879, traditional lime plaster was used to cover some internal masonry walls and to provide the lath and plaster ceilings. Bob Dollin, who ...
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A clean sweep for refurbished buildings

Dust is a fact of life. It settles everywhere despite the efforts of even the most fastidious of cleaners, and it’s not particularly pleasant. Dust is even worse when you’ve ...
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Taking care over the detail

As Leonardo Da Vinci said, details make perfection. We would not dream of claiming perfection, but we always aim for the best possible quality when carrying out our works. An ...
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Seven shields in the Bridge Chapel

One of the many striking features within the Bridge Chapel is a row of seven shields, mounted on the east wall of the building between the altar and the stained ...
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Repairing a much-used item of furniture

While the Bridge Chamber has been undergoing its internal refurbishment, some of the items within it have also enjoyed a spot of tender loving care. This coat rack has seen ...
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