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17 Jun 17

Return of the Gothic Cross

After months of intricate work the Gothic Cross has returned to Stowe in its historic location in the Elysian Fields. After the Temple-Grenville family went bankrupt they sold off their monuments to repay debts, leaving the gardens missing important pieces of their story. We have been working with Cliveden Conservation to return a replica of the gorgeous Gothic Cross. This has involved casting hundreds of delicate pieces from original drawings and using them alongside surviving statuary. The work is now complete and the Gothic Cross proudly stands in its intended place for visitors to enjoy once again.

Gothic cross sits within the hilly landscape at Stowe

28 Mar 17

Gothic Cross Completed

Construction of the Gothic Cross has been completed and the footpath has now re-opened to visitors. Nestled in a small opening behind the Temple of Ancient Virtue, the Gothic Cross stands at over 4 metres and consists of 120 handmade pieces.

17 Mar 17

Worthies Dam restoration complete

Restoration work has been completed on the Worthies Dam. The last time work had been done on the dam was in the 1960s so after 50 years it was in pretty bad shape. After draining the section of the Worthies river, the gardening team were able to begin working directly on the dam, strengthening it for years to come. During the work a length of wooden pipe made from a hollowed out tree was found, we’re not sure what it would have been used for but gives an insight into how the gardens were constructed.

The restored Worthies Dam at Stowe, Buckinghamshire