Craftspeople behind Avebury Manor's transformation

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Creating historically accurate fixtures and fittings for the transformed rooms at Avebury Manor has required the help of highly skilled craftspeople. From paintings to curtains, a billiards table and a four poster bed, the team scoured the country to find the right people to help.

Something in the house caught your eye? Here is a list of many of the companies and individuals who provided us with their expertise.

 

Tudor Bedchamber

Tudor bed frame: restored for use by Dave Lyons. Tel. 01761 232387, Mob. 07790234849

Tudor bedposts and canopy: 4 Poster Bed Company. Tel. 01544 340 444, Mob. 07980 554848. Email

Painted freize: Corin Sands. Tel. 0049 (0) 6501-6086704 or 0049 (0) 176 67783003. www.corinsands-art.de. Email

Tudor bed mattress, tapestry hangings, bed covers and window curtains: Angus Weavers. Tel. 01674 810255 or 01356 623023. Email

Painting on frieze: Grant Watt. Tel. 07739 794211. www.muralsandeffects.co.uk. Email

 

Tudor Parlour

Stools, table, joint chairs, court cupboard: Guy Butcher. Email  Gudrun Lietz. Tel. 01531

640125. Email Emyr Hughes. Tel. 01452 840803. www.hugescarving.com

Coat of arms: Corin Sands; Tel. 0049 (0) 6501-6086704 or 0049 (0) 176 67783003. www.corinsands–art.de. Email

Coat of arms panelling: Leominster Reclamation. Tel. 01568 616205, Mob. 07799 411633. www.leorec.co.uk. Email

Painting on over mantle: Grant Watt. Tel. 07739 794211. www.muralsandeffects.co.uk. Email

Tapestry (including sewing and metalwork): Simon Nagy of Cadworks. Tel. 01204 884436, Mob. 07976186136. www.zardiandzardi.co.uk

Rush Matting rug: Rush Matters. Tel. 01234 376419, Mob. 07778 26638. Email

 

Queen Anne Bedroom

Queen Anne Bed frame: Arthur Cole Blacksmiths. Tel. 01249 659619, Mob. 07789 002877 (Guy). Email

Queen Anne bed frame construction and fabric sewing: Dave Lyons. Tel. 01761 232387, Mob. 07790234849

Queen Anne Bed drapes: Atlantic Contract Interiors. Tel. 01489 780070. www.atlanticcontractinteriors.com

Queen Anne Bed drapes trims and tassles: Henry Newbery. Tel. 020 7281 5088. www.henrynewbery.com. Email

Queen Anne portrait over fireplace: Thomasina Smith. Tel: 07967 984593. www.thomasinasmith.com. Email

Two armchairs, Queen Anne mirror and gilded bits for stool and sofa: Jonny Sainsbury. Email

Curtains: Gainsborough. Tel: 01787 881785. www.gainsborough.co.uk

Painting on walls and ceiling: Grant Watt. Tel. 07739 794211. www.muralsandeffects.co.uk. Email

 

Queen Anne Withdrawing Room

Flamingos artwork:  Corin Sands; Tel. 0049 (0) 6501-6086704 or 0049 (0) 176 67783003. www.corinsands-art.de. Email

Silk hangings: Fromental. Tel. 020 3410 2000. www.fromental.co.uk. Email

Queen Anne Daybed and manufacture of four chairs: ELG at Sainsburys Ltd. Email

Silk Curtains and bed curtains: The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company Ltd. Tel. 01787 372081. www.gainsborough.co.uk. Email

 

Chinese Room

Chinoiserie; Mark Sands: www.markbensonsands.com

 

Governor of Jamaica's Dining Room

Wallpaper: Fromental. Tel. 020 3410 2000. www.fromental.co.uk Email

Chinese porcelain set: Karamis S.A. Benjamin Creutzfeldt. Email

Exercise Chair: ELG at Sainsburys Ltd. Email

Ulster Carpet:  Ullster Carpets. Tel. 02838334433. Email

Governor of Jamaica artwork: Corin Sands; Tel. 0049 (0) 6501-6086704 or 0049 (0) 176 67783003. www.corinsands-art.de. Email

Sofa: George Smith. Tel. 0207 384 100. www.georgesmith.co.uk. Email

Upholstery and Curtains; The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company Ltd; Tel. 01787 372081. Email

 

Kitchen

Range: Rococo. www.nevillegriffiths.co.uk. Tel. 0787 2822610. Email
 

Billiard Room

Billiard Table: Hubble Sports. Tel. 01622 859776. Mob. 07711 72367. Email

Billiard table light: Guy Sturgess. Tel. 01249 659619

Billiard table light shade: Georgina Grose. Email

 

Keiller Parlour

Carpet/rug: Ullster Carpets. Tel. 02838334433 or 0800 043 4798. Email

Wallpaper: Cole and Sons. Email

Window curtains, cushions and upholstery. The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company Ltd. Tel. 01787 372081. Email

 

Throughout the Manor

Avebury Manor smells: Dale Air. www.daleair.com

Avebury Manor lighting: Event Concept. Tel: 020 7740 3988. www.eventconcept.co.uk Email

Avebury Manor sounds: Pendle Poucher Ltd. Tel. 07956 283159. Email

Fake Food: Sue Hall at Museum casts. Tel. 01536 771127. Email

Smartcandles. Tel: 01753 621777. www.smartcandle.co.uk

Paint in various rooms: Farrow and Ball. Tel. 01202 876141. www.farrow-ball.com

Paint in various rooms: Earthborn Paints. Tel. 01928 734171. www.earthbornpaints.co.uk. Email
 

Heritage organisations

English Heritage; The Engine House. www.english-heritage.org.uk. Email

SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings); Tel. 020 7377 1644. www.spab.org.uk. Email

 

The kitchen garden

Design and Project Management: David Howard. Tel. 01434 321903. Mob. 07531 080837. Email

General Assistance: Lackham College. Tel. 01249 466800. Sparsholt College. Tel. 01962 776441. Swindon College. Tel. 01793 491591. Email

Beekeeping: Fiona Robinson. Tel. 07966 362850. Email

Greenhouse: Alitex Glasshouse Company. Tel. 01730 826900. www.alitex.co.uk. Email

Beer Barrels: Wadworth Brewery. Tel. 01380 723361. www.wadworth.co.uk. Email

Benches: Lindsey Teak: Tel. 0845 6789891. www.lindseyteak.com. Email