Internal & External Restoration


Client name

English Heritage

Principle contractor

Paye Stonework and Restoration





With a temporary roof in place and the original roof coverings removed, we were able to repair the exposed timber and undertake alterations to the roof structure.

The decorative stucco rendered facades were constructed along with ornately carved and moulded woodwork used for columns and cornices. The original paintwork was carefully removed to allow intricate repairs to take place and provide a sound substrate for the new decoration.

A steady hand was needed for the intricate re-painting of the Robert Adam library ceiling. The stucco rendered facades were stripped of paint, repaired using traditional techniques and materials and re-decorated.

The re-mastered library is a stunning transformation and a testament to the skill and dedication of the crafts people employed by Paye.

Donated to the nation by Edward Guinness, Earl of Iveagh


English Heritage took over responsibility for the estate


Business Development contact

Robert Greer

(+44) 20 8857 9111