Designed during the 2013 Prince’s Foundation Summer School, this ten-sided structure was build by the building craft apprentices under the guidance of Jonny Briggs and other craft tutors.
A green oak framed lantern sits on a tower of rendered clay blocks and hand carved sandstone pieces. Individually cut cedar shingles fan out from the centre of the roof, providing a fitting covering for a structure that sits in the heart of an Arboretum.
Seasoned Duchy oak was used for the internal pews. Reclaimed stone and bricks from the Estate were cut into geometric shapes for the flooring, and decorative artists worked on individual panels that decorate the interior.
Dumfries House Estate have appointed Jonny Briggs Oak Frames to design and construct a variety of projects on the estate. One of the most important factors for us is that the chosen contractor understands the brief of what is required, something that Jonny fully understands. From design to completion the attention to details and high level of craftsman ship is second to none.
Gordon Neil. Estate Manager. Dumfries House.