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11 Jul 17

Special recipe lime wash

All of the lime wash used on the estate is made right here by our talented Direct Labour team to there traditional recipe which hasn’t changed for generations. With 250 cottages, 18 farms and of course the Georgian mansion, come the warmer months there are always troughs to make. The team are taking the opportunity to give Killerton House’s exterior some love and care whilst the scaffolding is up with a fresh new coat of lime wash. They have just made up a batch of the brilliant white wash, which will then be mixed to the unique colour of Killerton house.

The direct labour team at Killerton making lime wash

04 Jul 17

Century old photos discovered in Killerton’s roof inspire time capsule

A collection of old camera negatives tucked away inside the roof have been discovered during the major roof repairs. Over 30 negatives, possibly hidden by the Acland family in the 1920s to be found years later, have inspired us to create a time capsule. We'd love you to send us your memories of Killerton.

Have a peek at the images and submit your own entry in the time capsule

A pile of over 30 negatives have been found at Killerton House

20 Jun 17

Lining the chimneys

The team have been hard at work installing the new chimney linings in two of Killerton's chimneys this week. They are each 15 meters long, that’s the height of three giraffes.

Chimney lining