How We Know: Research and Evidence

A key project goal has been the creation of a 3D computer model representing St Stephen's chapel at different moments in its life. You can find out how art historians and the artist modeller went about creating these visualizations using the link below.

Since the chapel was lost in the fire of 1834, we undertook extensive research using:

  • visual representations, such as antiquarian drawings and plans.
  • physical fragments, including the pieces of the internal frieze held by the British Museum.
  • contemporary documents, e.g. building accounts of materials used in the chapel's construction.

The model has also helped us to test our theories and see how certain elements might have looked. The movie below explains how research and evidence aided our development of the medieval chapel visualization.