Category Archives: Churches and Ecclesiatical

DMU and the University of Leicester present a joint lecture on King Richard III

To celebrate the re-interment of Richard III in Leicester, DMU will be hosting a joint lecture featuring academics from DMU and the University of Leicester. Professor Kevin Schurer, who was part of the Richard III archaeological team from the University … Continue reading

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De Montfort University Opens New Heritage Centre

In a landmark event, De Montfort University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard opened the University’s new heritage center in its Hawthorne building today. Occupying a space which includes the remains of two of the original arches of the medieval chantry … Continue reading

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Digitally Reconstructing a Lanacastrian Chantry Chapel

The first results of our MA Arch students’ research into using medieval architectural design methods are emerging with a new digital reconstruction of the lost Chantry Chapel of St Mary of the Annunciation in Leicester. This building which once stood … Continue reading

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King Richard III – The Lost Tomb and the Church of the Greyfriars

Over the past few months here at the Digital Building heritage Group we’ve been working on a high quality CGI animation for the new King Richard III visitor center in Leicester, UK. The remains of King Richard III  (2 October 1452 – … Continue reading

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Norbury Church, medieval tombs and the White Boar badge worn by Sir Ralph Fitzherbert

A long planned visit was made today to the Church of St Mary and St Barlock (an Irish Saint) in Norbury in Derbyshire, UK. This delightful village church contains a number of medieval tombs and memorials not least of which … Continue reading

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Laser Scanning Louis-François Roubiliac’s Montagu Tombs

We are fortunate to regularly see some remarkable works of art, architecture and sculpture and yesterday was particularly rewarding in this regard as we were invited to the Church of St. Edmund in Warkton, Northamptonshire to laser scan one of … Continue reading

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Diseworth Parish Church Point-Cloud Animation

[youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfghdtIK2-w’] We have been looking carefully at the laser scan data from one of the surveys we did for our Community Heritage partners the Diseworth Heritage Trust to see the degree to which we can visualize the structural distortion … Continue reading

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Welford Road Cemetery Trail App: Launch – and Cake

It’s all mobile device apps here at the Digital Building Heritage Group as we saw the launch this week of the third one we have been involved with recently and the second that has been funded under our recent AHRC … Continue reading

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Late Medieval Window in Staffordshire – Laser Scanning and Reconstruction

Recreating any lost architecture requires careful consideration and checking once it has been completed. Steffan and Asem have been doing this by carrying out further work on the Tixall Window for our AHRC Connected Community, Community Heritage Partners The Haywood … Continue reading

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Grave Addiction

The oldest building on De Montfort University’s campus in the centre of Leicester is Trinity House, the building in which De Montfort University’s vice chancellor is based. It was originally built as the Trinity Hospital, established in 1330-1 to “the … Continue reading

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