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By Tim Cross

Mar 18th, 2018

Langleys host a unique event for members of the construction community with the York Minster Stonemasons

Further cementing the partnership between the Law firm and York’s most iconic landmark, Langleys recently hosted an exclusive event with the York Minster’s Stonemasons.

Langleys guests were treated to a private tour of the historic building and then scaled the heights of the Minster on the scaffolding stairs to be given an introduction to the art of stonemasonry.

The stonemasons make up part of the Stoneyard team, a group of skilled craftspeople constantly working to maintain the 800 year old Cathedral. The stones that are individually handcarved by the talented and dedicated masons are designed to withstand inclement weather for around 100 years and contribute towards the irreplaceable legacy of one of England’s most recognisable buildings.
 
Building on the foundations of a growing relationship between Langleys and York Minster, this special event allowed the firm to open doors usually kept locked to the public and to be able facilitate a truly special learning experience.

Guests of the event included members of Yorkshire’s thriving construction community, including contractors and architects, whose professional areas of interest made attending this event both practical and fascinating. 

The tour was described as a “Once in a lifetime opportunity” by one of the attendees. They praised the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of such a niche area of construction within the most iconic building of what has since been voted as the UK’s most popular place to live and work.

The Stonemasons Tour is just one of a series of unique events due to be hosted by Langleys at the York Minster.

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