|Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, a National Trust property|
The team at Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, will be, all being well, embarking on a multi-million pound project to conserve the building fabric, interiors, and collections of the National Trust's (NT) largest, most important and most problematic historic house. The project also has a major audience development element, in keeping with the NT's policy of "Bringing places to life". Very excitingly the NT plans are to include the creation of conservation studios in the medieval barn adjacent to Knole. The NT are preparing a Stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for project funding, and as part of developing the bid held a specialists' consultation day on 06/02/2013. Specialists in conservation, archaeology and historic house interpretation and audience development were invited by the National Trust to review their plans and comment. The exercise will help the National Trust to develop its Stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
|The medieval barn at Knole. It was badly damaged in a fire in the 1980s, and the|
roof is modern. As part of the buidling's conversion to conservation studios the original
steep roofline will be restored.
|Maquette of the Carved Room at Burton Constable Hall|
|Design for the vaulted ceiling|
Posted by Ian Fraser