Conservation work continues at Brodsworth Hall where Stone Edge is currently working closely with English Heritage to halt the decay of this popular Victorian House and pleasure gardens. The house has been in the care of the trust since 1990 after a gradual decline throughout the 20th century, as money ran out and servants ebbed away. The wonderful ‘Conserving Brodsworth’ exhibition details the repairs and damage done over the years including the long term effect of insects and damp.
Much of the work we are carrying out is repairs to the extensive roof, the windows and improvements to heating and electrics. We are also tasked with restoring the original roller shutters to the windows. The Francis & Co patent revolving shutters are a rare survival, not often found intact. Sadly the mechanism in most was broken, leaving them permanently closed and the house in darkness. This wonderful film by English Heritage tells the story of their specialist restoration using the original design drawings.
Posted by Carol Farrell on 25th Jul, 2017