Orkney Image Library

<< back
Cathedral from Palace Gardens
The Orkney Image Library

Help us get organised! If we haven't correctly identified which area this picture is best listed under, please select it below and click Done!

view a random pic
Cathedral from Palace Gardens

A Tom Kent picture, date unknown. When did the Cathedral get it's new spire? And when was that new spire recoppered?
Picture added on 28 February 2006
Comments:
The old spire shown here was taken down in 1915. The tower was then heightened and the copper-clad spire erected. Whether that was finished the same year I do not know. It was reclad in copper to a rather snazzy chevron design at the time that the South Ronaldsay enquiry was sitting in the Town Hall, which was 1991 (I think one of the workmen married Lord Clyde's macer). Unfortunately the chevrons ran the rainwater down to the corners of the spire where it could only escape by leaking inwards, so the scaffolding went up again and the current plainer but more-weatherproof cladding was put on.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 07 March 2006
The re-cladding of the spire was finished in 1992. Did they not say it would take about 10-15 years for it to turn green again?
Added by Laurence J.E Tait on 08 March 2006
<< back

Kirkwall

Victoria Street, KirkwallHoy Primary SchoolNew PictureJames KempAccordian Club, KirkwallThe Cottage. KirkwallSt Magnus leaving KirkwallSouth Aisle, St Magnus CathedralThe Nave, St Magnus CathedralKirkwall Basin