Our roof is leaking at Killerton

Our roof is leaking. Water is making its way inside and we're taking action to protect the house and collections. We need your help to raise the last £100k towards vital roof repairs and restoration to stonework, chimneys, windows, roof lanterns and the exterior. Your support helps us to keep caring for Killerton for everybody to enjoy

Killerton, near Exeter, Devon, needs your help to raise 100K to help us care for Killerton

How the appeal adds up

  • The Acland family left Killerton to the Trust in 1944 so everybody could enjoy this special place
  • We need your support to raise £100k to repair our leaking roof
  • The garden was created in the 1770s by John Veitch
A house party outside of the main entrance at Killerton, Devon

The Aclands left Killerton for you to enjoy 

The Acland family, who left the estate to the Trust in 1944, did so for the benefit and enjoyment of everybody. Find out more about the history behind the large estate, which includes 6,400 acres of land, 250 cottages and 18 farms.

" We’re delighted that with the support of Laurie Marshall’s kind legacy, we’re able to start this vital work. As a charity, we rely on donations and legacies alongside memberships and visitor income. Killerton is such a special place to so many and this support will mean we can continue vital conservation to keep it that way."
- Phillip Smart, General Manager

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Scaffolding has started on the Killerton House, enabling us to fix the roof.
£10 could help to buy and expertly lay a Welsh slate tile to keep the roof watertight
£20 could apply 2 square metres of lime wash to protect and conserve the historic exterior
 A view of the exterior of Killerton
Staff, volunteers and visitors come together to spell out of 100K fundraising target.
£50 could pay for 1 metre of new cast iron rainwater pipes to help with roof water management
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Killerton House wrapped in scaffolding from the garden

Major conservation almost finished

We're in the final weeks of the major roof project. There's a few tweaks to your visit, find project updates here.

A aerial view of the Killerton estate, Devon

The value of gifts in wills

Thanks to a very generous gift in a will, we've been able to make this project possible. Without legacies and donations, special places like Killerton would face an uncertain future.

Why give to the National Trust

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the historic buildings in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful homes and stunning gardens. They also ensure that future generations have places where they can be inspired by stories of the past, enjoy peace and time to reflect, and make memories to treasure. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

Donate to help us raise £100k