With the approval of the Heritage Officer at Bournemouth Borough Council the panels and frame of the glazed part of the lantern have now been carefully dismantled and removed to RT Carpentry workshop for repair. A more extensive scaffold lid is currently being placed over the roof to enable work to start on exposing the rain water gully around the base of the lantern.
The majority of the glass has been carefully removed to expose
the woodwork. Initial conclusions are that much of the lantern is
repairable but some areas are very rotten and will need replacement.
The first stage is to carefully remove the glass for re-use later.
This should enable us to determine the extent of repair required.