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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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 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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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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Our work with The V&A

Croome, Worcestershire

Find out how the bookcases will be carefully conserved and reassembled as part of an evolving display. A rare opportunity for the public to see the research and installation of such important pieces of furniture in action.

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Stonework restoration project at Berrington Hall

Berrington Hall, Herefordshire

Thanks to our supporters, we're able to carry out vital restoration work to the stonework of the courtyard buildings. Discover more about the project and what to expect on your next visit.

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Discover Lower Brockhampton Manor House

Brockhampton, Herefordshire

The manor house at Brockhampton is open five days a week (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) apart from school holidays when it is open daily.

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Renovating the exterior of the Tower of the Winds

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

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

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Conserving Tattershall’s Tudor Tilt Yard

What was the 'Tilt Yard' at Tattershall Castle previously used for?

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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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Clumber Park's Ornamental Bridge has been restored

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Work to restore Clumber Park's Ornamental Bridge has finally been completed, over two years after it was intentionally vandalised back in March 2018.

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Hands On or Hands Off?

Our new project to discover the best ways to explain our conservation work to visitors.

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Restoring the Ornamental Bridge at Clumber Park

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Restoration work is taking place throughout 2020.

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Berrington Hall - Revisit, re-imagine, restore

Berrington Hall, Herefordshire

We've got lots of exciting work happening over the next few years, including the restoration of the gardens and pleasure grounds and repairs to the mansion stonework. Discover more about our work, how you can get involved and how it might affect your visit.

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Help restore Attingham’s Walled Garden Glasshouses

Attingham Park, Shropshire

Just like the Georgians, we’re aiming to utilise today’s innovative technology to continue to use the glasshouses in the beautiful and bountiful Walled Garden.

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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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Back on the Battlements: Restoring the Historic Handrail

Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire

Why the battlements are currently closed- 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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Conservation in progress

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

Canons Ashby is getting a lot of care and attention behind the scenes between the end of September until November. A lot of expert help is needed to keep this 500 year old building looking its best for future generations.