Five projects were awarded grants by the Historic Houses Foundation in Autumn 2019.
Roof repairs at Stonor Park, Oxfordshire will secure both part of the West Wing and the attic quarters used as a secret base by St Edmund Campion in 1581 for his Catholic mission into Elizabethan England. The work will be supported by the Historic Houses Foundation.
The Music Room, Billiard Room and Conservatory added to 17th century Hasfield Court in 1885 provided the Victorian Baker family with all the fashionable rooms required for cultured living. Repairs to the lantern roof of the conservatory, with a grant from the Historic Houses Foundation, will stop water ingress damaging the interior.
Boston Manor House,
Late Jacobean Boston Manor House in the London Borough of Hounslow is on Historic England’s list of Buildings at Risk. Repairs to the ornate stone entrance porch will be funded by the Historic Houses Foundation.
On the Western edge of Snowdonia National Park sits an old weathered house of dove grey stone, hidden behind a square of protective buildings – a gatehouse, coach house, stables and, beyond, a walled garden. The Historic Houses Foundation’s 2019 contribution will significantly advance the restoration programme of this special building.
Everingham Hall Chapel,
In 2017, the Historic Houses Foundation gave a first grant to Everingham Hall Chapel in Yorkshire to establish the parameters of a proposed restoration. Now further funds will repair the roof and walls.