Our work at Wimpole

Leaded roof and chimney stacks on the Hall

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.

Current Projects

One Wimpole

Check out the link below to find out the latest news on some of our transformative projects taking place over the next few years at Wimpole, including the Welcome to Wimpole Project and the Heavy Horse Project.

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.  This is usually completed over the Winter, so if you see tree guards springing up in the parkland this will be the next phase of tree planting.

Past 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 have 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 had its windows rubbed down, repaired and painted in 2017 and the South front was completed in 2018, 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 has now been renovated inside, to make it habitable and it's now 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 have some landscaping to complete, but most of the major work has now been done.
Wimpole Gasolier

Conservation reaches new heights at Wimpole

To understand more about the condition and construction of the gasolier in Wimpole’s Yellow Drawing Room, our conservation team went to new heights.