One of the unexpected results of the fire was the exposure of architectural features that had been hidden since the house was built. This means we’re learning a great deal about Clandon, enriching our understanding of the property, which will be incredibly useful in terms of informing what we do next.
With full and clear access to the house we’ve engaged conservation, construction and condition specialists to carry out surveys and produce accurate drawings which will result in a detailed understanding of the historic fabric of the building.
Ptolemy Dean, a renowned conservation architect, has been engaged on site since September 2015 and is now producing an interim statement outlining the history and significance of the building and surrounding area, and highlighting the main conservation areas to be addressed. This will feed into our Conservation Management Plan, which will define our approach to the conservation and restoration of Clandon.