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A new roof for the chapel of St Andrew and St Catherine

An ancient tiled floor (pictured) described as the ‘finest medieval tile pavement surviving in Devon and Cornwall’ was uncovered during the work. It is in a room above the chapel, which in the Middle Ages was used as the Exchequer and in the 20th century as the Song School for boy choristers. The decorative tiled floor has intricate patterns and was laid in the late 13th century.

Work on the internal masonry of the chapel and the 14th century stained glass window in the adjacent north quire clerestory was also carried out.

The project cost over £280,000 and was part-funded by the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.