Last winter, we returned once again to Owlpen Manor for another exciting project.
The grand garden staircase at Owlpen Manor is a famous feature of the landscape, and a popular place for wedding photographs. It was first built in 1786 from local frost resistant limestone.
Our specialist architectural stonemasons were brought in to dismantle and refit the staircase and adjacent gate posts, whose foundations had gradually subsided over the centuries.
We carefully numbered the stones as we took the staircase apart, allowing us to refit them in the exact same location. We restored and replaced damaged elements of masonry, laid a new concrete foundation, and then rebuilt the staircase and posts – just as they would have looked two centuries ago.