I can remember coming to Clandon Park as a visitor long before the fire and still have vivid memories of its magnificent interiors and collection. What strikes me today when I enter the house is that same feeling of grandeur created in the double height Marble Hall by architect Giacomo Leoni in the 1720s. I remember experiencing it on earlier visits and I’m delighted and amazed that this feeling, seemingly in the fabric of the building, has survived.
Even in the absence of the ornate plasterwork and decorative mouldings that previously adorned the ceiling, that feeling still exists inherent in the scale and proportions of the rooms. I suppose that this is our starting point, I can feel it and I’d like others to be able to share that experience.
Ultimately we’re very grateful for your support and look forward to sharing Clandon’s journey with you.