St Magnus’ Cathedral, Kirkwall

Ferrey and Mennim are the cathedral architects for St Magnus’ Cathedral in Orkney. Andrew Boyce has been the cathedral architect since January 2004, and Richard Carr-Archer and Michael Mennim of Ferrey and Mennim held the post before him.

The cathedral is an exceptional example of Romanesque architecture constructed using the red Kirkwall sandstone and yellow Eday sandstone to create a striking polychromatic effect. It is the only wholly medieval cathedral in Scotland and a unique survival from Orkney’s pre-Scottish Scandinavian era.

Our long period of caring for the cathedral has enabled a coordinated 25 year programme of repairs and renewals to be undertaken. Recent phases of work have included new entrance steps/ramps, new entrance porch, re-coppering of the spire, repair of nave and quire glass, repair of nave and south aisle stonework, renewal of rose window and glazing, stone faced new build extension to north choir aisle for WCs, amongst many other items.

Details

  • Client:St Magnus’ Cathedral, Kirkwall
  • Category: Conservation, Heritage, Community and Ecclesiastical.
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York based Conservation, Residential
and Ecclesiastical Architects.

Architecture

Feasibility Surveys, New Build, Restoration, Repairs, Adaptations

Research & Guidance

Historical Research, Conservation Management Plans, HLF applications, Planning advice

Survey

Quinquennial Inspections, Defects Analysis, Measured Surveys

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