Collegehill House exterior
Collegehill House exterior

Restoration of Collegehill House

A conservation repair programme was completed at Collegehill House, in two phases in 2017 and 2018.

The work, undertaken by Rosslyn Chapel Trust and overseen by Page\Park Architects, was carried out with the aim of making minimum change.

Within the programme of work, failing lime harling was replaced and coloured to its original deep orange, broken clay pantiles were replaced with new, pre-aged tiles of exact dimensions, and cracked window panes were carefully conserved with all existing inscriptions retained. As an inn, the building provided accommodation for countless visitors to the Chapel, many of whom have inscribed their names or messages on the window panes.

The main contractors were Campbell & Smith and the windows were conserved and repaired by Scottish Glass Studios, in Glasgow.

The second phase of work refreshed the building’s interior. A new wood-burning stove was fitted in the large living room and was supplemented by a new heating system linking to the Chapel’s biomass boiler.

Restoration of Collegehill House
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