This week, Cliveden Conservation Conservator, Andrea Walker, talks us through the restoration work taking place inside the Folly.
With the colder, wetter, winter weather descending upon us, our Wood Conservation Team seems pretty pleased with themselves – they’re the only ones working indoors!
Working their way down, level by level, they are repairing and reinstating the floors inside the Main Tower.
The safest access is via the Prospect Room window. Luck for us, the stone tracery was missing and we were able to install a temporary door there. But with this as our only point of access, it has been tricky getting these lovely new long oak joists up and in through the space.
Because space is limited and for safety reasons with the lack of floors, we’ve kept…
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