Originally a collegiate church, this large mainly 13th century cruciform building in Wiltshire was restored by architect William Butterfield in the 1860s. It was given a Grade 1 listing in 1968. In 2018 in addition to exterior repairs, the chancel and chancel aisles underwent works to remove overlying paint and restore the Butterfield tiles, some of which had been hidden for decades.
Involvement: Design of interior lighting in the restored chancel and chancel aisles.
The previous chancel lighting was provided by 4 No 3-arm pendant luminaires, previously in Salisbury Cathedral, suspended from the apex of the westernmost and central arcade arches, together with a number of linear TH floodlights. These fittings were removed, and the pendants retained for possible future use, as identical units are installed in the nave which will be re-lit as part of a future phase of works.
Powerful long-life LED spotlights were installed on the roof beams above the chancel, and were supplemented with smaller spotlights on tracks on each side of the chancel to provide further general illumination and highlighting of liturgically important areas. Similar small spotlights were installed on tracks to illuminate the north and south chancel aisles and to highlight the monument in the north aisle. Some emergency lighting was also installed.
The primary installation is controlled by a wireless system which provides flexibility and ease of remote operation.
Heytesbury St Peter and St Paul awarded Salisbury Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC) 2018 Annual Award in recognition of the installation of a replacement lighting scheme for the chancel
Photos © R Moulding & Co (Salisbury) Ltd