Belton's Stables Project

A hard hat in the window of Belton's stables

The team at Belton House has started a year-long project to conserve and rejuvenate the 17th century stables which housed the restaurant. The top two floors of the Grade 1 listed building are in need of extensive repair and the catering facilities will also receive a significant upgrade.

There’s much evidence to show that new technology and the best quality fittings were used in the design of the stables, and it's these elements that make it such a significant space. Indeed, the building is one of only 21 stables in the country with Grade 1 status. The conservation work will therefore require the use of traditional materials and specialist building skills in order to respect the original construction techniques and interior design.  

For the duration of the project, visitors will have the chance to keep up to date with what’s going on through regular tool box talks and heritage skills days. There'll also be opportunities for hands-on practical experience in traditional building skills.

Although the stables restaurant will be closed for the year as a result of the building works, alternative on-site catering facilities will be provided in the temporary Pavilion Café, located on the front lawn.

Latest updates

12 Feb 19

Showcasing the historic repairs

Throughout the building, historic features and previous repairs will be left exposed, showcased for all to see in the future.

Wooden beam exposed by repair works.

07 Feb 19

Getting ready for the biomass connection

Two preformed pipes have been installed to connect the building's systems to the biomass district heat main.

Two preformed pipes have been installed.

04 Feb 19

New concrete lintel installed

The last of the structural repairs, a new concrete lintel has been installed to support the historic beam above.

A new concrete lintel has been installed to support the wooden beam above.