Pytchley Gates – Overstone - Northampton – Restored to their original glory after car impact in 2009

THE PROJECT

The Pytchley Gates in the village of Overstone near Northampton were badly damaged when a car and a van crashed into the stonework in 2009.

Boden and Ward were awarded the project of rebuilding and restoring this historic gateway. 

Each piece of stone had to be taken down, numbered, restored and put back together piece by piece like a jigsaw puzzle. Where the stone was too badly damaged, new stones had to be made. Matching the 16th century stonework up was quite a task:  The original material used was Weldon stone which is no longer quarried. Luckily we came across some old blocks of Weldon Stone which we could cut up and use for the new pieces that had to be made.

The project to repair the Grade-Two-Listed gateway took eighteen weeks to complete.

The Pytchley Gates at Overstone is an excellent example of a late 16th Century classical stone arch.

Its original location was the centre piece to the entrance to Pytchley Hall near Kettering, but after it was demolished in the 19th Century, the gates were still recognised as magnificent examples and were were taken to Overstone to form the main entrance to Overstone Hall where they still stand proud today.

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