The oldest building in Bristol, St James Priory was founded as a Benedictine monastery in 1129 and still has some of the original architectural features to this day. 35 years in the making, it is said that every 10th stone brought from Normandy to build Bristol Castle was set aside to construct the Priory.

In 2009, the Priory was awarded £3.2 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to conserve, repair and develop the building and the church’s own charity also raised a further £1.2 million. With these amazing contributions, much of the building’s historic fabric has now been conserved for future generations. We were delighted to have helped with the restoration by bringing our own expertise to the lighting. Eight + six light pendants were finished in an Old English bronze and wired to take 150-watt halogen opal lamps.


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