Our roof is leaking at Killerton

Our roof is leaking. We’re taking action to protect the house and collections. You’ve helped us to raise the last £100k towards vital roof repairs and restoration to stonework, chimneys, windows, roof lanterns and the exterior. We’ve reached our original target but you can still make a difference - the more we can raise the more conservation we can do to keep caring for this special place for generations to enjoy.

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

How the appeal adds up

  • You've helped us beat £100k can we make it to £105k?
  • We're reinstating 7 historic chimneys thanks to a £20k grant from Viridor Credit
  • 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. With your support for our conservation project, we can keep it that way.

" We’re saying a huge thank you to everybody that’s donated so far – you’ve made a big difference! There’s lots of love out there for this special place and we’re absolutely bowled over by your support. We’ve now reached our £100k target but the more we can raise, the more conservation we can do. We're so thankful to Mr Laurie Marshall who left us a generous legacy which enabled us to start this project."
- Bryony Wilde

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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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The roof project has drawn to a close at Killerton

Roof project draws to a close

The project to care for Killerton is complete and the scaffolding has now been removed. Find out what we've been up to.

Historic cars parked up in front of Killerton House, Devon

Explore Killerton's story 

Find out more about the history behind the large estate, which includes 6,400 acres of land, 250 cottages and 18 farms and delve into the Acland family story.

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 care for Killerton