The Chapel of the Hospital of St Mary Magdalen, Ripon
Founded early in the 12thC by Archbishop Thurstan, the Hospital was originally outside the city, away from other buildings. Nowadays all that is left of the original Hospital is the Chapel, sitting in what is now the residential outskirts of the City with farmland and the by-pass beyond. This lovely building is one of only three Grade I buildings in Ripon.
Following the quinquennial it was clear the chapel had a bug problem. Rather than timber treatment we have tried to adopt a more long term approach of improving the internal environmental – which can stop the life cycle of the bugs.
We have carried out heat treatment of the building and installed an air source heat pump to replace the 20 year old gas boiler. This now heats for the people but also to improve humidity control.