Norman & Underwood Conservation division was called in when a water leak brought down part of the library’s historic ceiling. Our skilled plasterers were able to repair the damage with traditional lime plaster and hand modelled enrichments to replicate the original fine detailing.
- Second Excerpt: Architect:Smithsgore Estate ManagersContract Duration:4 weeks
Scope of Work:
- Undertake a survey and provide a report.
- Secure and conserve the historic fabric where possible.
- Remove defective plaster and lath.
- Reinstate oak lath.
- Re-plaster the ceiling with traditional lime, hair and sand plaster.
- Undertake hand modelling of matching enrichments<./li>
This Grade 1 listed manor house in Worcestershire was built in the mid-13th century as a fortified residence for the Bishops of Worcester.
The castle is home to the Hurd Library, built in 1782 by Bishop Richard Hurd, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful library rooms in the country.