Conservation continues…

Radcliffe ObservatoryEvening
Five months of conservation have just begun on the 18th century Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford. The Observatory, part of Green Templeton College, once cleaned and conserved, will be treated with a limewash, evidence of which was discovered during the first tranche of repair works undertaken in 2004.

Of particular interest are the Coade stone panels, representing the signs of the zodiac and the allegorical figures of Morning, Noon and Evening (pictured below).