Conservation

Conservation

 

In 1987 contributions of £30k from Stroud Council and £24k from English Heritage were made for emergency repairs to prevent the Mansion from falling into dereliction. The conservation programme has been in progress since the early 1990’s. Major projects and grant aid for conservation include:

  • 1995-2005 Heritage Lottery Fund – rainwater system, grand stair and NW wing (£821k)
  • 1999 Paul Getty Trust – drawing room internal refurbishment (£10k)
  • 2009 Country Houses Foundation – N range roof (£50k)
  • 2010 Heritage Lottery Fund – Interpretation (£50k)
  • 2017-18 David Thomas Foundation – Improvements to chapel (£10k)
  • 2019-20 Historic England - Conservation Management Plan, Emergency repairs to Brewery Gable and Feasibility Study on repairs to Ironing room roof.
  • 2020-21 Historic England and the Historic Houses Foundation - repairs to ironing room roof, part of the north range roof, chimneys 7 and 8, and two windows on the east front (£470k)
  • 2021 Historic England - repair of chimney 6 (£60k) 

In 2015 the condition survey was completely revised and costs re-estimated. These have been updated to current values and are shown above.

At least £5m is needed to return the Mansion to the 1873 condition.

Details of the progress in the conservation of the ironing room and north range roofs over the winter of 2020-21 can be found here.

The Mansion chapel is on Historic England's Buildings at Risk register.

2021 Open Day Season

We are now open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm, and Monday 30th August.

Please book tickets in advance - see Visiting Us page.

 

Partnerships

The Woodchester Mansion Trust appreciates the value of creating partnerships, and has worked with a variety of organisations and companies, both local and national, over the years.

  • Berry Blue Ltd.
  • Building Crafts College
  • ConstructionSkills
  • Country Houses Foundation
  • Donald Insall Architects
  • English Heritage
  • Gloucestershire College
  • Gloucestershire Archives
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Historic England
  • National Trust
  • Natural England
  • Royal Agricultural College
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
  • Stroud District Council
  • The Nelson Trust
  • The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment
  • The Prince’s Trust
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire College

(Past partners in italics.)