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.
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.
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.
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.