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

Keeping up to date with conservation skills

Keeping up to date with conservation skills

It has been a busy first half of the year, not only with conservation projects but also training and conferences. Read more

Latest news from Lewis Proudfoot

Latest news from Lewis Proudfoot

It’s been a busy few months since our last communication in January, with a huge amount of work undertaken by our teams all over the country. Read more

Moving a 2000-year-old mosaic Dorest County Museum

Moving a 2000-year-old mosaic Dorest County Museum

Moving an historic, 2000-year-old, fragile mosaic is not for the faint hearted but when it stands in the way of the Dorset County ... Read more

Playing a part in the story of a restored First World War memorial

Playing a part in the story of a restored First World War memorial

We are delighted to announce that the marble war memorial which was discovered in a back garden in Bristol has been cleaned and ... Read more

Conservation of King’s Lynn Town Hall

Conservation of King’s Lynn Town Hall

We have completed repairs to the historic façade of King’s Lynn Town Hall, Norfolk – a building that dates back to 1421. Read more

A glowing future for National Trust Croome Chimneypieces

A glowing future for National Trust Croome Chimneypieces

Our Bath Workshop has been appointed by National Trust Croome to clean and repair two Robert Adam chimneypieces in the saloon of Croome Read more

Creating a historic plaque for Reading Abbey opening

Creating a historic plaque for Reading Abbey opening

A PLAQUE marking the burial of King Henry I, youngest son of William the Conqueror, in the Abbey Ruins, has been recreated by Cliveden ... Read more

We are delighted to introduce our newest employee, Shaun Hester.

We are delighted to introduce our newest employee, Shaun Hester.

Shaun has joined colleagues Lewis and Ben in the Stone Section, where he will be a Project Manager for Cliveden Conservation's masonry ... Read more

Replica sculpted lions in place ready for renaming

Replica sculpted lions in place ready for renaming

Our Bath Workshop is delighted to announce that the two replica sculpted lions which they created have now been installed at Rowallane ... Read more

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

Cliveden Conservation is proud to support several apprenticeship schemes including the Prince’s Foundation and the CITB (Construction ... Read more

Conservation work is under way to restore Cromer’s War Memorial

Conservation work is under way to restore Cromer’s War Memorial

We're delighted to have been appointed to restore Cromer’s War Memorial in Norfolk. Read more

Another award-winning year for Cliveden Conservation

Another award-winning year for Cliveden Conservation

Cliveden Conservation is delighted to announce it has been recognised by two major awards in 2017. Read more

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