Caring for our buildings in the Midlands

We care for a huge range of different buildings here in the Midlands, from grand stately homes to follies and glass houses. No two are the same but each play their part in the story of our history and heritage. Here are just a few of the amazing projects we have going on and have recently been completed by our amazing team of experts, staff and volunteers.

Hardwick stonemason carving letters in the flagstone
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The Workhouse – Past, Present, Future

The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

The new Workhouse aims to reinforce and re-establish the role that this property should play in society today, telling the story of how society has tackled poverty, health and social welfare both then and now.

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13 top tips for maintaining your own "stately" home

Our building surveyors are key in looking after our special places, from general maintenance to large scale project support. Meet Paul, one of our Senior Building Surveyors in the Midlands for some of his top tips for your own home.

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Building Maintenance in the Midlands

Think about the maintenance you do on your own home, clearing guttering or cleaning the windows. Have you ever stopped on a visit to think about what it would be like to do these jobs on a stately home scale? With large scale projects filling the limelight it's easy to forget about the day to day maintenance that keeps our places in top condition.

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The Red Wing at Croome

Croome, Worcestershire

Read about what we have done to protect and repair the Red Wing at Croome.

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Croome parkland restoration over the years

Croome, Worcestershire

Since 1996 we have continued to restore this 'Capability' Brown landscape.

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Discover Lower Brockhampton manor house

Brockhampton, Herefordshire

The medieval manor is nestled in a Herefordshire valley that has changed little in hundreds of years.

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Conservation in the Long Gallery at Croome

Croome, Worcestershire

As part of the ongoing conservation work at Croome the frieze in the Long Gallery is being repaired, read mmore about it.

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Essential info for your family day out

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

From ice creams to nature spotting. However you plan your family day out, here are our answers to those essential questions.

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Caring for Hadrian's Arch

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

This ten week project will see us carry out a condition survey on our iconic arch.

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The Pump room at Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

Find out how elm wood helped to bring a fresh water supply to Canons Ashby House for hundreds of years.

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We're taking off!

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

Take a look at our project to restore the Tower of the Winds.

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Saving Belton's Boathouse

Belton House, Lincolnshire

Keep up to date with the latest news about Belton's boathouse project.

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Back on the Battlements: Restoring the Historic Handrail

Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire

Thanks to the combined efforts of an influential lord and an experienced architect, the restored Tattershall battlements once again became an iconic shape on the Lincolnshire horizon. As work begins on the historical handrail, we look back on the beginnings of the restoration - a tale that continues to develop even now.

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Drayton Gate & Ornamental Bridge will not reopen to vehicles after wildlife flourishes

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

The unfortunate vandalism of the Ornamental bridge last year has created unexpected benefits to wildlife and visitors on the south side of the Park.

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Belton's Stables Project

Belton House, Lincolnshire

Keep up to date with the latest news from Belton's 12-month stables project.

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Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

The management of the Shugborough Estate has been transferred back to the National Trust, after being leased by Staffordshire County Council since 1966.

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The Workhouse Re-imagining Project

The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Keep up to date with the latest news and updates about this project.

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Room for Gloom: Restoring Kedleston's Hermitage

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

What's that building on Kedleston's evocative Long Walk? Why is it called a Hermitage? And, more importantly: what are we going to do to preserve it for future generations of visitors?