Making your Mark

signing slates Ickworth

As part of Ickworth's ambitious conservation works, this summer we are inviting you to become a part of history by signing the slate which will re-tile the Rotunda roof.

During Ickworth Uncovered construction experts will cut and shape Westmorland green slate, on site to fit the Rotunda roof, a process which was first completed at Ickworth in 1806.

Back to 2019, and a specialist construction team will be replacing 7,000 slates weighing 42 tonnes, taking them off the domed roof and individually shaping each new slate to create the dome.

The new slate, which is the same type of slate that was put on the roof over two hundred years before, will begin to make its way up to the roof when construction starts in July. Supporters and visitors of Ickworth will now be able to inscribe their own names and messages onto the slate and make their own legacy.

" This is a fantastic opportunity to leave a lasting imprint on Ickworth, to support our conservation project, on a roof which will be there for hundreds of years to come. The signatures we receive will be a testament to the visitors who have and continue to support and love Ickworth."
- Tim Watson, General Manager

Visit our Project Studio by the West Wing to find out how you can support the project and become a part of history.