Built in 1778-81 for Thomas Harley, son of the 3rd Earl of Oxford, Berrington Hall is one of the few masterpieces of the architect Henry Holland’s to survive intact.
The National Trust have awarded McMillan & Holder the main 5 year contract for the conservation and stone repair work at this magnificent neoclassical country house. The scope of works is comprehensive focusing on replacements to many thousands of stone components.
The mansion is in fact a villa with a grand Ionic portico. The house has connections to Admiral Rodney, one of the most distinguished naval commanders of the day. It was Capability Browns last great landscape project and the home of Lord Cawley Mp and family.
Our stonemasons are undertaking a large scale project to improve the estate’s buildings both structurally and aesthetically. The local sandstone is prone to developing pronounced silicate skins which need to be monitored and removed as without this intervention they may fall. In addition, where the friable silicate skin leaves stone heavily degraded, we are replacing quoins, voussoirs, ashlar and cills to maintain the buildings’ structural integrity and Georgian grandeur.