Our work at Wimpole

Re-thatching the barn 2016

As with any house and garden there is always some work to do somewhere to keep it weatherproof, to repair something and update the electrics or boiler and here at Wimpole it is no different, only on a larger scale.

Our visitors

Much of our day to day work involves welcoming our visitors, they are at the heart of everything we do and we try to make sure they have a very enjoyable visit, whenever they come to see us.
 

Not just bricks

As a property with an in hand arable farm and a working livestock farm, we not only care and conserve property and landscapes, but also look after animals, rare farm breeds, flora and fauna.
 

Help our work

If you have expertise in a certain field, or would like to help by working or volunteering in a certain area of the estate then join in.
 

Projects

Re-thatching the Great Barn

The Great Barn has been re-thatched and given a spruce up with new sedge and reed on the main roof and also new ridging.  The other thatched buildings in the historical farmyard will be completed over the next few years.

Railings around the mansion

We're repairing and renovating some of the railings around the mansion and garden, you might see the work being completed on small sections at a time.

Painting the window frames

The north front of the Hall overlooking the parterre has had its windows rubbed down, repaired and painted, hence the scaffolding this summer, but this will weatherproof it for another few years.

Woodyard cottage

One of our estate buildings, Woodyard Cottage, has had its roof replaced so the building is weatherproofed and stabilised.  It is now being renovated inside, to make it habitable and ultimately a rental property for the Estate.
 

Wimpole Gothic Tower

The largest project at Wimpole recently, was the conservation of the Gothic Tower, including the restoration of the surrounding walls, to stabilise the stonework and to provide access around the exterior of the structure.  We've still a few benches to put in, but most of the major work has now been completed.
 

Tree Planting

Funded by a DEFRAs Higher Level Scheme (HLS) grant is our vision of planting trees in the parkland. Following extensive historical research a full tree planting plan has been drawn up and approved, so the aim is to plant 1,000 trees in 10 years.
Looking South from the Folly to the Hall

One Wimpole

One Wimpole is a plan to create a unified, estate offer, with house, garden, farm and the outdoors. Over the next ten years, this will include major improvements in visitor infrastructure, continuing conservation work and developing the visitor offer.