Grade I National Trust Property: Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury

  • Haddonstone restoration at Grade I listed Waddesdon Manor

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Haddonstone restoration at Grade I listed Waddesdon Manor

Haddonstone was asked to carry out replacement work on the ornate carved sandstone parapet at this Grade I listed National Trust property.

Waddesdon Manor was built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839–1898).  It is one of the National Trust’s most visited properties and it won Visit England’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category in 2017.  The property is still owned by the Rothschild family.

In order to restore the eroded parapet, our skilled team visited the site and applied a silicone rubber that allowed them to take impressions of the damaged parapet in situ.  This enabled them to obtain a highly detailed imprint of its intricate detailing.  Using the impressions taken onsite, our studio and pattern making team were able to produce plaster models of the parapet, which were then built up and re-carved to recreate the intricacy of the original designs, before the production moulds were created.

Finally, the new Haddonstone pieces were cast from these moulds using Haddonstone, our semi-dry cast limestone material, and in a bespoke colour to ensure an exact match.

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