The Grade I* listed Crypt Chapel lies to the north of the main body of the Cathedral below St George’s Regimental Chapel. It receives little daylight – except from the entrance steps and therefore relies almost entirely on the new artificial lighting.
Carefully designed fittings are fixed to the supporting columns and provide the general downlight as well as an attractive uplight onto the low vaulted ceilings.
The Crypt Chapel is also a place where ashes are placed – behind the stones that form the three sides away from the entrance steps. Previously very hard to read, the names of the deceased and other dedications that are carved into the stones are gently illuminated by specially designed wall wash fittings which are discretely positioned on the vaulting.
The overall effect of the lighting is to carefully illuminate this previously dark and uninviting space in a subtle and harmonious way.