Natural Stone Awards 2002 - Little Gaddesden Lodge - Commended in Restoration

Built of local Totternhoe limestone, Little Gaddesden Lodge, a Grade II listed building, was redundant garage workshops when Mr Pearcy bought it.

The string courses, parapets and coping stones had been replaced in Portland stone during an earlier restoration project and the remaining Totternhoe was badly perished. There was rendering on some areas, which was cracking and falling off.

All the ashlar to the building had to be replaced, using new Totternhoe stone treated on four sides with a mixture of linseed oil and turpentine when fixing.

The original course heights were maintained with 3mm joints. Half the winbdow surrounds also needed replacing.

Original chimney stacks were missing and archive photographs were used to design and construct new ones using Stoke Ground Bath Stone, which it was felt would be more durable than the clunch.

Rusted iron cramps had caused a significant part of the damage. They were replaced with stainless steel cramps.

 

Judges comments:- "This gatehouse to a large country manor was built of local clunch, which is not known for its weathering.  Restoration contains a balance between piecing in of new stone and the usual spinning back of the face to sound surface.  A solution which suits Clunch stone"


Boden & Ward Stonemasons Ltd would like to thank the Stone Federation for granting Copyright permission to publish this article from their publication (Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards 2004 - Pg15)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON T: 01327 349081 OR E: website@bodenandward.co.uk
YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...
Natural Stone Awards 2010 - Ashridge Management College - Highly commended - Craftsmanship
Natural Stone Awards 2010 - Ashridge Management College - Highly commended - Craftsmanship
The most challenging task to overcome on this project was the rebuilding of the facade ashlar from the roof line.  The fact that the original...
FIND OUT MORE
Natural Stone Awards - 2010 - Ashridge Management College - Highly Commended in Restoration
Natural Stone Awards - 2010 - Ashridge Management College - Highly Commended in Restoration
Ashridge Management College - this phase of work involved the restoration of the facade to the east elevation, returns and bases of the chimneys...
FIND OUT MORE
Natural Stone Awards - 2010 - The Pytchley Gates - Overstone - Commended in Restoration
Natural Stone Awards - 2010 - The Pytchley Gates - Overstone - Commended in Restoration
The Pytchley Gates are a Grade II listed monument.  They are a very fine example of a decorative classical gateway which originally stood at the...
FIND OUT MORE

SEND US AN ENQUIRY