Myself and the Connected team are pleased to announce that works have begun on the creation of a Google 3D virtual model which will bring to life a number of medieval buildings that once surrounded the Cathedral.
The Old Deanery and Works Chantry, which hundreds of years ago used to stand where the existing Deanery building is today to the north of the Cathedral, are going to be recreated by using 18th and 19th century drawings and plans produced by artists and historians.
We will be revealing the interpretation artwork in June this year. The model will allow you to ‘stand’ in a virtual courtyard and see 360 degree panoramic views of the two medieval buildings and can be accessed via Google Maps on a PC, laptop, IPad or smartphones.
We have commissioned this project to celebrate the rich history of the Cathedral and its surrounds and to show our local community and visitors how the area once looked in its medieval heyday.
I would like to thank Pighill Archaeological Illustration and Lincoln-based firm Allen Archaeology Ltd who are developing the 3D modelling.
Through this artwork people will be able to explore not seen before imagery of the courtyard to the north of the Cathedral that was once packed with buildings, archways and gates.
This innovative virtual reconstruction, which will be based on real objects and artist impressions from the 19th century, as well as documentary evidence and archaeological discoveries we have made over the years, is just one of the many projects we are working on which aims to engage the local people and visitors from further afield in the vibrant history of this wonderful building.
Nothing like this has been done in the Cathedral Close before and we’re very excited for the interpretation to be revealed this summer.