Tyntesfield Chapel Crosses

The memorial crosses from Tyntesfield, before and after cleaning © National Trust

The memorial crosses from Tyntesfield, before and after cleaning

Peter and Patricia White are very fond of the beautiful Chapel at Tyntesfield and enjoy attending our Christmas carol concerts so when they started looking for a conservation project to fund, it seemed appropriate to start there.

The elaborate memorial crosses dedicated to William and Matilda Gibbs, the first owners of Tyntesfield, had become tarnished and damaged over the years. The Bristol Centre, a local National Trust supporter group, raised funds for one of the crosses and Mr and Mrs White offered to pay for the second so that they could be restored simultaneously.

The conservation work has totally transformed the crosses. It is now possible to see every feature of the intricate craftsmanship and they sparkle with a wonderful brilliance. Peter says: 'Pat and I are delighted to be able to help, in our small way, with the restoration work at Tyntesfield. We think it is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference at our most local property - undoubtedly the Trust's jewel in the crown for North Somerset.'