About us

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Our history and founder

Cliveden Conservation was originally founded in 1982 by Trevor Proudfoot for the preservation of the National Trust’s buildings and statuary collections. Trevor was by trade a stonemason who championed the adoption of traditional materials, techniques and craftsmanship in conservation. In 1990 Cliveden Conservation became independent and expanded its services with workshops in Berkshire, Somerset and Norfolk.

30 years on, we are proud to continue our valued association with the National Trust as well as establishing close relationships with many other heritage organisations, architects and private clients. Sadly, Trevor is no longer with us but his son Lewis has taken over at the helm of Cliveden Conservation and is continuing to uphold his father’s legacy.

Our values

Putting best practice at the heart of everything we do, Cliveden Conservation creates sustainable relationships that value buildings, objects, people and their surroundings. Through research and informed decision making, our professional team deliver the most appropriate conservation interventions for your building or object. Our advice prioritises Conservation Philosophy – and does not compromise quality for cost. We are committed to…

Sharing knowledge
Establishing best practice
Pursuing professional development
Protecting the environment

News

Berkshire gathering for online Building Limes Forum Conference 2021

Berkshire gathering for online Building Limes Forum Conference 2021

Cliveden Conservation to host a regional hub for the Building Limes Forum (BLF) online conference on Saturday 6th November 2021 at All ... Read more

The people behind Big Ben: Cliveden Conservation

The people behind Big Ben: Cliveden Conservation

Image: ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor We are taking part in the UK Parliament online talk series about the people working to conserve Read more

Highly Commended in the Building Crafts Award

Highly Commended in the Building Crafts Award

Excellent design, architecture and craftmanship have been recognised at the 2021 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards. Chairman of the Sussex ... Read more

How to protect sculpture and decorative stonework from weather damage this winter

How to protect sculpture and decorative stonework from weather damage this winter

Lewis Proudfoot, of Cliveden Conservation, discusses the importance of Winter Covers in protecting marble sculpture and decorative ... Read more

We partner with Willesden Jewish Cemetery for Open House Festival 2020

We partner with Willesden Jewish Cemetery for Open House Festival 2020

Our stone specialist Ben Newman will be joining Hester Abrams, Project Leader and Curator for the Willesden Jewish Cemetery’s ‘House of Read more

Dorset Museum Mosaic reinstallation is shortlisted for Museums + Heritage Awards 2021

Dorset Museum Mosaic reinstallation is shortlisted for Museums + Heritage Awards 2021

The Fordington mosaic, which we lifted, conserved, re-backed for wall mounting at Dorset Museum has been shortlisted for an prestigious Read more

Conservation work begins to the West Front of Wells Cathedral

Conservation work begins to the West Front of Wells Cathedral

We have begun a pilot programme of conservation work to the much-admired West Front of Wells Cathedral to help safeguard its future. Read more

Winner of prestigious Natural Stone Awards 2020

Winner of prestigious Natural Stone Awards 2020

Our Cromer War Memorial, Norfolk project has been named as the Joint Winner of the Carving, Lettering & Sculpture category at the ... Read more

Our Bath Workshop manager and stonemason receives SPAB Gwyn Watkins Award

Our Bath Workshop manager and stonemason receives SPAB Gwyn Watkins Award

Bath Workshop Manager, Tom Flemons is presented with the SPAB Gwyn Watkins Award 2020. Read more

Latest news from Lewis Proudfoot

Latest news from Lewis Proudfoot

‘Chester Cathedral’s Erasmus Chapel Wall Mosaic’, a Regional Finalist in the 2021 Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards. Read more

Protect your heritage this winter

Protect your heritage this winter

Costly repairs and long-term damage to sculptures and decorative stonework can be avoided if they are protected by a winter cover. Read more

Reading Abbey Conservation Works Continues

Reading Abbey Conservation Works Continues

Our Stone Section is back on site carrying out a new phase of works to consolidate the South Dormitory Wall at Reading Abbey Ruins. Read more

Contact us for advice

We deliver the most appropriate conservation solutions for your building or object