Ickworth Uncovered at Ickworth

Over the next year, Ickworth is set to secure its future – with your help – thanks to a major new conservation project. Ickworth is embarking on a multi-million pound major conservation project which will see us heading up to the roof. The iconic Rotunda, the original vision of the Earl Bishop in 1795, has stood proud in the Suffolk countryside for many years. However, like any house, it needs support and protection to make sure it will stand for generations to come.

Rotunda Roof Ickworth
Crane lift ickworth

Raising the Roof one slate at a time 

Discover the ins and outs of Ickworth Uncovered, a £5 million pound project to give Ickworth's roof a new lease of life, told by the projects Site Coordinator

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Protecting Ickworth one wing at a time

The Rotunda roof is not the only roof we're mending...the West Wing Squash Court Cafe roof has also been conserved to keep it water tight, to help control the temperature in our Cafe upstairs and to ensure our visitor centre in the West Wing is fit for future visitors.

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Building a future for Ickworth

The scaffolding which is now standing protecting Ickworth, took over two months to build. It is free-standing, so does not touch the building to protect the Rotunda. It is thought to be one of the largest and most complex scaffolding projects in the region.

View of Ickworth Rotunda from Stumpery/Spring Garden area.

Ickworth is Uncovered 

Over the next year, Ickworth is set to secure its future – with your help – thanks to a major new conservation project