Video updates from Clandon Park

Since our project began we’ve been using video to capture significant moments as work continues. Below we’ve gathered our video features together so that you can find them all in one place and follow our progress from the night of the fire through to our most recent work.

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Two years on

April 29 2017 marks two years since the fire at Clandon Park. In the intervening two years, a dedicated project team, with the support of numerous volunteers, specialists, and contractors, have achieved so much. Get a glimpse of the progress we've made as we look to the next phase of our project.

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Journey into the basement with our House Manager

Here you can follow Claire Nodder, our House Manager and Assistant Conservation Lead, as she guides us through the basement corridor into the brick vaulted restaurant, and hear her thoughts on entering these spaces for the first time since the fire.

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Dendrochronology at Clandon

Hear from our Project Archaeologist Robert Maxwell on this fascinating process. Take a look at the huge wooden beams that were removed from the house and discover how they were used to help reveal more information about Clandon's construction.

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Look into the Library

Take a look around inside the Library at Clandon Park for the first time since the fire. Project Curator Sophie Chessum tells us more about a room that's very much a tale of two halves, and points out some of the most important surviving features.

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Abseiling at Clandon Park

We're undertaking rope access works to continue our work removing remaining high-level debris within some areas of the house. Project Surveyor Nathan Buckell talks about this team of highly skilled abseilers, the first time they've worked on such a significant National Trust project.

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Clandon Park one year on, a 360° tour 

Taken a year on from the fire, this 360° video gives you an immersive view of our ongoing salvage operation and the progress we’ve made. It begins with our conservators working on the State Bed in the Marble Hall, continuing into the other cleared rooms seen here for the first time.

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A herculean task

Our archaeologists have achieved an almost impossible goal in clearing the house of debris and discovering priceless treasures hidden in the ash. Hear more from AOC Archaeology Group’s Catherine Edwards about her team’s extraordinary work at Clandon.

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State Bed textile conservation

Hear from specialist textile conservator Christobel Sambrook of Zenzie Tinker Textile Conservation, about the delicate work she's doing on the extraordinarily decorative textiles that make up Clandon Park's State Bed.

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Hidden treasure under the State Bed

Stored under the State Bed were several collection boxes. One contained the only needlework piece to have survived the fire. Find out how it endured both fire and water and see our Project Conservator Samantha Taylor peel back its protective cover for the first time.

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Rescuing the State Bed

Hear from Project Curator Sophie Chessum about Clandon Park's wonderful State Bed. Get an insight into an extraordinary day on site dismantling and removing the bed, one of the most complicated operations undertaken during our salvage work.

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The Marble Hall ceiling

Suspended from the rafters above the Marble Hall, was the elaborate plaster ceiling attributed to noted stuccoist Guiseppe Artari. Sophie Chessum talks about our salvage work during which we’ve discovered thousands of plaster fragments enabling us to one day reconstruct them.

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More on the fireplaces

Hear more from our Project Curator about this remarkable discovery in the aftermath of the fire, the survival of the Rysbrack marble fireplaces. These fragile carvings were spared following a narrow escape from two enormous falling roof timbers.

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Clandon one year on

A year on from the fire, hear from Project Curator Sophie Chessum about the work we’ve done and how the progress we’ve made has provided a clear vision for the future of our project.

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A remarkable find

Sophie Chessum talks about the extraordinary flight through fire experienced by our tiny stoneware duck, the first object found by our archaeologists when salvage began.

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Rescuing our rabbit

This marvellous ceramic rabbit survived the fire and was discovered, whole, by our archaeologists. Part of the Gubbay collection, it sat on display on the first floor but was found on the floor below, amongst the ash and debris. Now cleaned by conservators it'll one day return to a restored Clandon Park.

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Ceramic conservation at Clandon

Samantha Taylor, our project conservator, explains more about the processing of collection objects taking place at Clandon Park and the techniques we're using to clean and reinstate items.

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Scaffolding goes up to repair Clandon Park

Built to protect our house and enable safe access for our site workers, the huge scaffolding structure is now complete. Take a timelapse look at several months of hard work and planning, in the space of 60 seconds.

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Crane over Clandon Park

How does it feel to go up in a crane over the fire damaged Clandon Park? James Stevenson, Structural Engineer from Price & Myers tells all in this remarkable video.

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Video update on the fire report

Nicola Briggs, Director of our London & South East region, talks us through the findings of the fire report.

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Piecing back the jigsaw

Follow the archaological excavation of metalwork, marble and ceramics and see how the pieces were reclaimed from the debris of Clandon's fire.

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Rescuing history from the flames

Get a glimpse of the riches lost and retrieved as curator Sophie Chessum and others reflect on the splendour of Clandon as it was and recall the night of the blaze.

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Aerial views of Clandon Park after the fire

Get a unique view inside Clandon Park following the devastating fire from footage shot by our drone expert Mike Calnan, head of gardens.

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The morning after the fire

See the aftermath of the fire on the morning of 30 April, featuring interviews with Roger Childs of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and Helen Ghosh, our Director General.

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The night of the fire

See footage taken from the east side of Clandon Park on the night of the fire at the height of the blaze. Extensive damage was caused leaving the house virtually a shell.