Caring for our home

The chapel at Baddesley

Two years ago Baddesley began its two year conservation project which kicked off the rather large task of re-wiring the rooms, fitting new fire alarms and replacing some parts of the plumbing. The work is now complete and the house is now fully open for you to enjoy.

This type of major conservation work was last carried out when the Trust acquired Baddesley in 1980. By upgrading the electrics, lighting and putting in new fire alarms the house is kept safe and sound; for ever, for everyone.

Conservation work at Baddesley
A view of the floor being taken up for re-wiring
Conservation work at Baddesley

It’s an expensive job and the two phases together cost around £270,000, that’s the equivalent to selling 540,000 postcards, 150,000 cups of tea or 4,285 annual memberships!

Over 3000 books were packed away for the conservation project... and then all put back again!
The library at Baddesley Clinton
Over 3000 books were packed away for the conservation project... and then all put back again!

Our aim is to improve the security, safety and environmental conditions in the house. As guardians of this beautiful property it’s important that we do everything we can to keep the house conserved and keep it standing for another 500 years. 

The Great Hall at Baddesley
The Great Hall at Baddesley
The Great Hall at Baddesley

Looking after our home and conserving it for future generations is very important to us here at Baddesley and the work that has been carried out wouldn’t be possible without supporters like you giving through membership, admissions, the restaurant and shop, and donations.