The Hermitage restored


The restoration

We recently completed the repair and conservation of an 18th century Root House in the ‘Capability Brown’ grounds of Brocklesby Park Estate, North Lincolnshire. The grade I listed building is of unusual construction, comprising roundwood posts and beams, stone, brick, iron stone slag and decorative oak burr. The structure is a rare example nationally and had experienced significant deterioration. An initial first phase restoration programme using local reclaimed materials brought the Hermitage out of the ‘Buildings at Risk’ status followed by a further phase of work recently completed by Timber Framing and Conservation who repaired and reinstated the interior Chinese patterned decorative interior bark cladding using larchwood from the estate.