Chapel in Gloucestershire
McKeon Stone recently supplied stone for a new Catholic chapel in Gloucestershire which was awarded a distinguished architectural prize.
Restrained Classical Architecture
The new chapel stands in the grounds of a large private estate which was originally built in the early seventeenth century and remodeled by the renowned Neo-Classical architect Sir John Soane a hundred years later. Consecrated in September 2017, the chapel was designed by Craig Hamilton Architects as a modern interpretation of the Classical style, with formal proportions and pared-down detailing. McKeon Stone Supplied Kilkenny Blue Limestone with a Dark honed finish made into Columns, Niches, String Course, Plinth, stone flooring and altar. The dark honed stone was used in combination with White statuary Carrara marble crafted in Carrara. With its simple lines and minimal decoration, the design emphasises the quality of the building materials. The only decorative element on the front of the chapel is a bas relief after the Florentine Renaissance sculptor Andrea Della Robbia.