The salvage phase at Clandon Park
At the end of July 2016, following just over a year of work, we completed the initial phase of our project. Our archaeological salvage work has produced remarkable finds including objects that survived the fire miraculously preserved. Learn more from our project team about each of these objects, their individual disciplines and the unique challenges they faced in their specialist roles.
The Library survived the fire with important features still intact and secrets to share. Project Curator Sophie Chessum tells us more about a room that's a tale of two halves.
Damaged to vastly differing degrees, the basement has proved an interesting challenge. Nathan Buckell talks about our work in this area of the house and the features we’ve discovered.
Before the recent fire the three Onslows to hold the title of Speaker of the House of Commons were celebrated in the Speakers' Parlour. Miraculously much of this room survived the fire intact.
Robert Maxwell, our project archaeologist, describes what’s happening in the saloon and the techniques we're using to recover items.
As we near the end of the salvage operation we can start to share the next steps in our planning for the restoration phase of the project.
Find out more about the situation we found ourselves during the early days, the huge strides we’ve made through a year of hard work, and our hopes for the future of the house and collection.
Sophie Chessum, our project curator, tells us more about her experiences on the night of the fire and the work that she and the project team are now doing to safeguard the future of our house.
Much has changed in the garden since the fire. Hear from Dan Bennett, our Senior Gardener, about the work he and his team did following the fire to help facilitate the salvage.