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Work begins at Baconsthorpe Castle

Conservation of Baconsthorpe Castle will enable the much-loved local Norfolk site to be re-opened to the public.

Guide to maintaining sculpture and decorative stonework

A considered sculpture restoration and conservation strategy is vital for protecting our garden statuary.

Cliveden Conservation features in the second series of the Hidden Treasures of the National Trust

Our conservators can be seen in action as they clean the historic obelisk and repoint open or weathered joints using lime mortar.

Conservation expertise required for the ‘Our Cultural Heart’ project

Conservation of Fritz Steller pieces of art and other heritage building material as part of the redevelopment of the Grade II Listed former Queensgate Market building.

Restoring Pugin Project – The Chapel of Our Lady

Our Decorative Arts Section Project Manager, Nicola Collins, shares some interesting and exciting discoveries made within the Lady Chapel at Nottingham Cathedral during the latest phase of work on the Restoring Pugin Project (Heritage Lottery funded project)....

Local heritage expert heads up Cliveden Conservation’s Norfolk branch

Mirella McGee brings five years’ experience within the heritage sector and the successful management of two half a million-pound projects.

Celebrating International Women’s Day: an introduction to the Restoring Pugin Project team at Nottingham Cathedral

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Nicola Collins, Project Manager, Decorative Arts Section, introduces some of the female members of the team working on the Restoring Pugin Project at Nottingham Cathedral. Once again, International Women’s Day provides the...

Hot Mixed Lime Training Day 14th May 2024

We are delighted to be partnering with the Stone Federation to deliver a Lime Training Day, 14th May 2024 at Reading Abbey Ruins, Abbey St, Reading RG1 3BA. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about using hot mixed lime mortar and practise your skills at the...

Work continues at the Crown Bar, Belfast

Members of our conservation team were pleased to return to the famous National Trust Crown Bar in Belfast to carry out conservation treatment to the decorative tiles.

In memory of Harry Brockway

Tom Flemons, Cliveden Conservation's Bath Workshop Manager, says a few words in memory of Harry Brockway: "Harry worked as a sub-contractor with us at Cliveden Conservation for over twenty years. He brought with him enthusiasm, passion and skill and was such a lovely...
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WREN300 Wood Conservation Events 25th April – 4th May 2023

WREN300 Wood Conservation Events 25th April – 4th May 2023

Wren300 is a tercentenary celebration of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) - Mathematician, Astronomer and one of the country’s most ... Read more

Checking outdoor statuary for winter damage

Checking outdoor statuary for winter damage

Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to check on your valuable garden statuary for any damage caused by the ravages of ... Read more

WREN300 Stone Conservation workshop programme April 2023

WREN300 Stone Conservation workshop programme April 2023

Wren300 is a tercentenary celebration of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) - Mathematician, Astronomer and one of the country’s most ... Read more

Wells’ famous medieval clock restored and ready to spring forward this weekend

Wells’ famous medieval clock restored and ready to spring forward this weekend

Wells Cathedral’s famous external clockface on the North Transept, which was feared to be irreparable if left in its current state, ... Read more

Conservation of the Maiwand Lion

Conservation of the Maiwand Lion

Reading Borough Council has appointed Cliveden Conservation to carry out conservation work to Reading’s most iconic monument, the ... Read more

Conservation cleaning of Reading’s treasured monuments

Conservation cleaning of Reading’s treasured monuments

The monuments will be cleaned and where needed, like-for-like conservation repairs will be carried out, thanks to Reading’s High ... Read more

Cliveden Conservation to be part of the Wren300 programme of events

Cliveden Conservation to be part of the Wren300 programme of events

We are delivering a series of Conservation Workshops as one of the projects taking place this year to mark three hundred years since ... Read more

Prestigious award for Reading’s Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon Carving

Prestigious award for Reading’s Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon Carving

Reading Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon carved head received a prestigious national award last week at The Stone Federation of Great ... Read more

Christ Church Chapter House Wins Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Christ Church Chapter House Wins Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Certificate Winner within the Building Conservation category. Read more

We are speaking at the Traditional Paint Forum Annual Conference 2022

We are speaking at the Traditional Paint Forum Annual Conference 2022

Alexandra Miller is joining Katherine Carey, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine, to talk about the restoration of Elizabeth Tower. Read more

New members of the team

New members of the team

We are increasing our workforce with experienced heritage masons, plasterers and conservators to work on a number of secured projects. Read more

Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins

Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins

Stone Federation Partners with Cliveden Conservation to deliver a Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins Last month we partnered ... Read more

Work begins at Baconsthorpe Castle

Work begins at Baconsthorpe Castle

Conservation of Baconsthorpe Castle will enable the much-loved local Norfolk site to be re-opened to the public. Read more

Guide to maintaining sculpture and decorative stonework

Guide to maintaining sculpture and decorative stonework

A considered sculpture restoration and conservation strategy is vital for protecting our garden statuary. Read more

Cliveden Conservation features in the second series of the Hidden Treasures of the National Trust

Cliveden Conservation features in the second series of the Hidden Treasures of the National Trust

Our conservators can be seen in action as they clean the historic obelisk and repoint open or weathered joints using lime mortar. Read more

Conservation expertise required for the ‘Our Cultural Heart’ project

Conservation expertise required for the ‘Our Cultural Heart’ project

Conservation of Fritz Steller pieces of art and other heritage building material as part of the redevelopment of the Grade II Listed former Queensgate Market building. Read more

Restoring Pugin Project – The Chapel of Our Lady

Restoring Pugin Project – The Chapel of Our Lady

Our Decorative Arts Section Project Manager, Nicola Collins, shares some interesting and exciting discoveries made within the Lady Chapel at Nottingham Cathedral during the latest phase of work on the Restoring Pugin Project (Heritage Lottery ... Read more

Local heritage expert heads up Cliveden Conservation’s Norfolk branch

Local heritage expert heads up Cliveden Conservation’s Norfolk branch

Mirella McGee brings five years’ experience within the heritage sector and the successful management of two half a million-pound projects. Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day: an introduction to the Restoring Pugin Project team at Nottingham Cathedral

Celebrating International Women’s Day: an introduction to the Restoring Pugin Project team at Nottingham Cathedral

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Nicola Collins, Project Manager, Decorative Arts Section, introduces some of the female members of the team working on the Restoring Pugin Project at Nottingham Cathedral. Once again, International ... Read more

Hot Mixed Lime Training Day 14th May 2024

Hot Mixed Lime Training Day 14th May 2024

We are delighted to be partnering with the Stone Federation to deliver a Lime Training Day, 14th May 2024 at Reading Abbey Ruins, Abbey St, Reading RG1 3BA. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about using hot mixed lime mortar and ... Read more

Work continues at the Crown Bar, Belfast

Work continues at the Crown Bar, Belfast

Members of our conservation team were pleased to return to the famous National Trust Crown Bar in Belfast to carry out conservation treatment to the decorative tiles. Read more

In memory of Harry Brockway

In memory of Harry Brockway

Tom Flemons, Cliveden Conservation's Bath Workshop Manager, says a few words in memory of Harry Brockway: "Harry worked as a sub-contractor with us at Cliveden Conservation for over twenty years. He brought with him enthusiasm, passion and ... Read more

Talented stonemason receives a national award for her work

Talented stonemason receives a national award for her work

Stonemason Samantha Peacock, from our Bath Workshop received an award at the Duke of Gloucester Awards 2023. Read more

Saltaire URC project wins gold at the National Churches Awards

Saltaire URC project wins gold at the National Churches Awards

Cliveden Conservation carried out tower masonry repairs, lead works and plastering repairs including the redecoration of the ornate ceiling. Read more

Marine Venus returns to Stowe House after a 175-year absence

Marine Venus returns to Stowe House after a 175-year absence

Cliveden Conservation has created a copy of the Marine Venus statue for the State Music Room, Stowe House. Read more

Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event 14th November 2023

Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event 14th November 2023

Join us at this year's Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event – 14th November 2023 where we will be exhibiting our Winter Covers at Stand E61 (3rd Floor Exhibition Hall). Our Winter Cover system protects sculptures and decorative ... Read more

Swaffham’s historic Assembly Rooms restored

Swaffham’s historic Assembly Rooms restored

Swaffham’s historic Assembly Rooms have been repaired and restored, thanks to support from the Swaffham High Street Heritage Action Zone, run in partnership by Historic England and Breckland Council. The Grade II listed Assembly Rooms have ... Read more

St John’s College, Oxford

St John’s College, Oxford

The St John's College project to provide a new library and study facilities also involved refurbishing the old libraries as part of the process. During the works discoveries were found including hidden wall paintings which required ... Read more

Stonemason Sam sharpens her stained glass skills with a CPD visit to Norway.

Stonemason Sam sharpens her stained glass skills with a CPD visit to Norway.

Samantha Peacock from our Bath Workshop initiated and organised a visit to the stained glass workshop at Nidaros Cathedral having previously visited the stone department back in 2016. She was given the full support of Cliveden Conservation to ... Read more

WREN300 Metal Conservation Evening Wednesday 12th July 2023

WREN300 Metal Conservation Evening Wednesday 12th July 2023

Metal Conservation Evening: Jean Tijou - Wren’s Iron Man and: Notre-Dame de Paris – the Iron Giant within Date: Wednesday 12th July 2023 (6pm-8pm) Location: St Vedast, 4 Foster Lane, London EC2V 6HH Join Alex Coode and Maxime L’Heritier ... Read more

Liz truss MP visits Swaffham to see the regeneration of the historic town centre

Liz truss MP visits Swaffham to see the regeneration of the historic town centre

On Friday 26 May, Liz Truss MP joined Historic England and Breckland Council to see how the Swaffham High Street Heritage Action Zone is helping people care for, revitalise and enjoy their historic town centre. Cliveden Conservation were ... Read more

WREN300 Live Stone Carving Competition 31st May – Friday 2nd June 2023

WREN300 Live Stone Carving Competition 31st May – Friday 2nd June 2023

WREN300 CONSERVATION-IN-ACTION SERIES Live Stone Carving Competition Wednesday 31 May – Friday 2 June 2023 Holy Sepulchre Church, Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2DQ With: Building Crafts College, City and Guilds London Art School, ... Read more

Cliveden Conservation features in new BBC heritage series ‘Hidden Treasures of the National Trust’

Cliveden Conservation features in new BBC heritage series ‘Hidden Treasures of the National Trust’

A new BBC Two and BBC iPlayer series, ‘Hidden Treasures of the National Trust’ features members of the Cliveden Conservation team as it goes behind the velvet rope at the country’s most beautiful and historic homes, meeting the people saving ... Read more

Mission complete as Apollo lands at Stowe National Trust

Mission complete as Apollo lands at Stowe National Trust

After thirty-three years in the planning and crafting, a brand-new statue of Apollo, created and installed by our Cliveden Conservation team , has now landed at one of the National Trust’s flagship estates: Stowe Gardens in ... Read more

WREN300 Glass Conservation Evening 14th September 2023

WREN300 Glass Conservation Evening 14th September 2023

Glass Conservation Evening: 'The Remarkable People, Places and Processes of Stained Glass Windows' Date: Wednesday 14th September 2023 | 6-8pm Location: St Botolph’s Aldgate, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB Join two experts on stained ... Read more

WREN300 Plaster Conservation Events 10th & 11th May 2023

WREN300 Plaster Conservation Events 10th & 11th May 2023

As proud partners of WREN300 Cliveden Conservation is delivering a series of conservation workshops (stone, wood, plaster, metal and glass). Join our team at St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Lane, City of London, London, EC4N 7BA. for the third in ... Read more

WREN300 Wood Conservation Events 25th April – 4th May 2023

WREN300 Wood Conservation Events 25th April – 4th May 2023

Wren300 is a tercentenary celebration of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) - Mathematician, Astronomer and one of the country’s most distinguished Architects, best known for the design of many London churches, including St Paul’s Cathedral. The ... Read more

Checking outdoor statuary for winter damage

Checking outdoor statuary for winter damage

Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to check on your valuable garden statuary for any damage caused by the ravages of winter. The past months have seen plenty of weather extremes and temperature fluctuations, so here are a few things ... Read more

WREN300 Stone Conservation workshop programme April 2023

WREN300 Stone Conservation workshop programme April 2023

Wren300 is a tercentenary celebration of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) - Mathematician, Astronomer and one of the country’s most distinguished Architects, best known for the design of many London churches, including St Paul’s Cathedral. The ... Read more

Wells’ famous medieval clock restored and ready to spring forward this weekend

Wells’ famous medieval clock restored and ready to spring forward this weekend

Wells Cathedral’s famous external clockface on the North Transept, which was feared to be irreparable if left in its current state, has been repaired and restored with a programme of work carried out by Cliveden Conservation and other heritage ... Read more

Conservation of the Maiwand Lion

Conservation of the Maiwand Lion

Reading Borough Council has appointed Cliveden Conservation to carry out conservation work to Reading’s most iconic monument, the Maiwand Lion, which stands proudly within the recently restored Forbury Gardens, a Victorian town garden. Over ... Read more

Conservation cleaning of Reading’s treasured monuments

Conservation cleaning of Reading’s treasured monuments

The monuments will be cleaned and where needed, like-for-like conservation repairs will be carried out, thanks to Reading’s High Street Heritage Action Zone scheme (HSHAZ). Read more

Cliveden Conservation to be part of the Wren300 programme of events

Cliveden Conservation to be part of the Wren300 programme of events

We are delivering a series of Conservation Workshops as one of the projects taking place this year to mark three hundred years since the death of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) Read more

Prestigious award for Reading’s Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon Carving

Prestigious award for Reading’s Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon Carving

Reading Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon carved head received a prestigious national award last week at The Stone Federation of Great Britain’s Natural Stone Awards 2022. The carved head, which was added to the gateway in 2021 to mark the Abbey’s ... Read more

Christ Church Chapter House Wins Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Christ Church Chapter House Wins Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Certificate Winner within the Building Conservation category. Read more

We are speaking at the Traditional Paint Forum Annual Conference 2022

We are speaking at the Traditional Paint Forum Annual Conference 2022

Alexandra Miller is joining Katherine Carey, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine, to talk about the restoration of Elizabeth Tower. Read more

New members of the team

New members of the team

We are increasing our workforce with experienced heritage masons, plasterers and conservators to work on a number of secured projects. Read more

Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins

Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins

Stone Federation Partners with Cliveden Conservation to deliver a Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins Last month we partnered with the Stone Federation and Reading Council to deliver a unique lime mortar training course. This one-day ... Read more

Journal of Building Survey features Wells Cathedral pilot study

Journal of Building Survey features Wells Cathedral pilot study

Wells Cathedral West Front pilot study: Setting the tone for appraisal and repair strategies Read more

Restoring the rare medieval undercroft at Dunstable’s Priory House

Restoring the rare medieval undercroft at Dunstable’s Priory House

Cliveden Conservation is working alongside Messenger and The Morton Partnership to carry out restoration work to the medieval undercroft at Dunstable’s Grade II* listed Priory House, currently on the Historic England’s Heritage at Risk ... Read more

Five reasons why Winter Covers protect statues

Five reasons why Winter Covers protect statues

How do you protect outdoor sculpture? Our specialist Winter Covers are the best solution to protect garden statues from cracks, weather damage and erosion. Read more

Conservation team builds with new stone mason

Conservation team builds with new stone mason

Fully qualified stonemason, Samantha Peacock, is our newest member of the conservation team. She joins the Bath Workshop working on projects primarily but not solely within the southwest of England. Samantha has spent 14 years working within ... Read more

Sponsors of the Women in Natural Stone event

Sponsors of the Women in Natural Stone event

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Stone Federation’s first Women in Natural Stone (WINS) networking event on 15th June 2022. Read more

Lime mortar training

Lime mortar training

The Vice Chairman of The Friends of Ketts Heights said we provided an excellent introduction both the technical aspects of lime mortars as well as the practical use of them. Read more

A big welcome to our new stone and building restoration expert

A big welcome to our new stone and building restoration expert

We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Bloxam as Project Manager for the Stone Section of the business Read more

Plaster conservation for precious Victorian architectural gem

Plaster conservation for precious Victorian architectural gem

Conservation and repair work to the tower of the Saltaire United Reformed Church (URC) and its internal plaster ceiling is underway. Read more

ICON Talk: Gold shines new light on Elizabeth Tower

ICON Talk: Gold shines new light on Elizabeth Tower

Cliveden Conservation's Senior Project Manager, Alexandra Miller, is delivering a talk 'Gold shines new light on Elizabeth Tower' as part of ICON's Gilding & Decorative Surfaces Group AGM on 9th February (6.30pm – 8pm).  Participants will ... Read more

Nick Knowles: Heritage Rescue series showcases our work

Nick Knowles: Heritage Rescue series showcases our work

Cliveden Conservation projects have been featured in Nick Knowles: Heritage Rescue, a new series about the restoration of some of Britain’s most treasured buildings. In the current series, Knowles talks to our conservators onsite about their ... Read more

Another great year of conservation

Another great year of conservation

It has been another varied year for the team. We have been working on high with Christ and his entourage of apostles and angels at the top of the West Front of Wells Cathedral, and down in a subterranean grotto constructing a wonderland of ... Read more

Berkshire gathering for BLF Conference 2021

Berkshire gathering for BLF Conference 2021

Cliveden Conservation to host a regional hub for the Building Limes Forum (BLF) online conference on Saturday 6th November 2021 at All Saints Church, Maidenhead. 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 Elizabeth Tower, home of Big Ben on Wednesday 27 Oct 2021 at 18:00. Our conservation specialists will be ... 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 Heritage Trust, Simon Knight presented the Awards to a sold-out ceremony and lunch at Pangdean Old Barn, ... 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 stonework from wet and freezing (or adverse) weather conditions this winter. Winter is coming. The nights are ... 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 Life’ initiative, in a special webinar. 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 award. 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 and Sculpture category at the Stone Federation’s Natural Stone Awards. 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 2020

Latest news from Lewis Proudfoot 2020

‘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

In Memory of Trevor Proudfoot

In Memory of Trevor Proudfoot

Cliveden Conservation's founder Trevor Proudfoot sadly passes away. Lewis Proudfoot, says a few words about the tragic loss of his beloved father. Read more

A new member of our management team

A new member of our management team

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Newman, a SPAB fellow and award-winning stone mason, as the new Stone Project Manager. Read more

Priory Park statue dated to 1776 to be restored by us

Priory Park statue dated to 1776 to be restored by us

A much-loved statue that has been in Chichester's Priory Park since 1873 is being repaired and restored by our conservators Read more

Promotion of our expertise at leading heritage exhibition

Promotion of our expertise at leading heritage exhibition

For the second year, Cliveden Conservation is exhibiting at the Historic Buildings Parks and Gardens Exhibition at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. Read more

Clean and repair of the decorative arch over York Street in Bath

Clean and repair of the decorative arch over York Street in Bath

Our Bath Workshop is carrying out work for The Archway Project which will see a Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre and a new World Heritage Centre open in the former Bath City Laundry buildings in 2020 Read more

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 2019

Latest news from Lewis Proudfoot 2019

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 Museum’s £14.9 million redevelopment programme - needs must! 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 carefully fitted in place for a big unveil. 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

Glowing future for NT Croome Chimneypieces

Glowing future for NT 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 Court. 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 Conservation. 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 contracts. 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 Garden in Saintfield. 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 Industry Training Board). 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 of conservation

Another award-winning year of conservation

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

Conserving the unique Porphyry Bowl at Anglesey Abbey

Conserving the unique Porphyry Bowl at Anglesey Abbey

The Cliveden Conservation Houghton Workshop has completed works to the rare Egyptian Porphyry Bowl at National Trust’s Anglesey Abbey, near Cambridge. Read more

Conservation to play an integral role in the development of St Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington

Conservation to play an integral role in the development of St Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington

Cliveden Conservation has been appointed to carry out the restoration and specialist cleaning of the internal and external decoration of St Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington. Read more

Expert craftsmanship replicates the missing martial statues at Stowe

Expert craftsmanship replicates the missing martial statues at Stowe

Our Norfolk Workshop, which specialises in statuary and casting, has successfully reproduced two of National Trust Stowe’s missing martial statues. Read more

Thomas Hardy altarpiece is returned to its original splendour

Thomas Hardy altarpiece is returned to its original splendour

Conservation work to the altarpiece designed by the novelist Thomas Hardy, that was uncovered at All Saints Church in Windsor in 2016, has been carried out by Cliveden Conservation. Read more

Conserving one of the world’s most  famous architect’s ceilings

Conserving one of the world’s most famous architect’s ceilings

One of the finest surviving Robert Adam ceilings has been restored by Cliveden Conservation at the National Trust’s Saltram House in Devon. Read more

The Grade II listed statue of Neptune at Warmley Gardens

The Grade II listed statue of Neptune at Warmley Gardens

The Grade II listed statue of Neptune at Warmley Gardens has been repaired by Cliveden Conservation. Read more

The Burrell Collection appoints Cliveden Conservation to protect architectural pieces

The Burrell Collection appoints Cliveden Conservation to protect architectural pieces

The Burrell Collection in Glasgow has appointed Cliveden Conservation to help protect precious architectural pieces. Read more

Neo-Byzantine style Mausoleum restored to its former splendour

Neo-Byzantine style Mausoleum restored to its former splendour

One of London's most elaborate mausoleums situated at St Mary’s RC Cemetery in Kensal Green has been carefully restored by Cliveden Conservation. Read more

Conservation Award and Architect of the Year Award for Richard Griffiths Architects

Conservation Award and Architect of the Year Award for Richard Griffiths Architects

We would like to acknowledge that Richard Griffiths (Richard Griffiths Architects) retires this year as St Albans Cathedral Architect and also pass on our congratulations. Read more

Italian inspired mosaic floor at Stanford Hall to be restored

Italian inspired mosaic floor at Stanford Hall to be restored

Cliveden Conservation has been appointed by Interserve to repair and restore the Italian Terrace courtyard garden’s decorative mosaic floor at Stanford Hall near Loughborough. Read more

Cliveden Conservation creates a carving for St Mary’s Church Datchet

Cliveden Conservation creates a carving for St Mary’s Church Datchet

A carving in memory of Ron Piggott who helped raise £94,000 for the essential repair and conservation work to St Mary’s Church Datchet has been created by Cliveden Conservation Read more

Blenheim Palace Sarcophagus Conserved and Returned; April 2017

Blenheim Palace Sarcophagus Conserved and Returned; April 2017

An ancient Roman sarcophagus, which had been used as a water feature and a flowerpot at Blenheim Palace for almost 200 years, has been fully restored and put on public display. Read more

Mount Stewart Floor Restored

Mount Stewart Floor Restored

The National Trust appointed Cliveden Conservation (Main Contractor) to restore The Central Hall floor at Mount Stewart, a 19th-century house and garden in County Down, Northern Ireland. Read more

Cliveden Conservation recognised by the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards

Cliveden Conservation recognised by the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards

The Oxford Preservation Trust have announced the roof repairs of the Great Hall at Christ Church as a plaque winner in the category of building conservation. Read more

Georgian Group exhibition includes castings from Cliveden Conservation

Georgian Group exhibition includes castings from Cliveden Conservation

We have loaned some of our finest replica castings for display at The Georgian Group’s ‘Splendour! Art in Living Craftsmanship Exhibition’. Read more

Cliveden Conservation to restore one of Stowe’s lost treasures

Cliveden Conservation to restore one of Stowe’s lost treasures

We have been given the challenge of recreating the Gothic Cross at Stowe as part of the National Trust’s programme to return the gardens back to their 18th-century glory by restoring its lost monuments. Read more

Cliveden Conservation appointed to help restore Reading Abbey

Cliveden Conservation appointed to help restore Reading Abbey

Cliveden Conservation is delighted to announce that they have been appointed by Specialist Heritage Principal Contactor, CRL Restoration, to help carry out consolidation works to the ruined walls of Reading Abbey. Read more

St Albans Cathedral receives praise for its restoration work

St Albans Cathedral receives praise for its restoration work

St Albans Cathedral has received the St Albans Civic Society’s Trevelyan Prize Commendation 2016 for the cleaning and restoration of the Cathedral’s west front at a special ceremony on 11th October. Read more

Stone Federation Award for Wimpole Folly

Stone Federation Award for Wimpole Folly

On Friday 2 December, Wimpole Gothic Tower, Cambridgeshire was named as the winner in the Repair & Restoration category at the 2016 Natural Stone Awards. Read more

Our Norfolk Workshop Receives a Royal Visit

Our Norfolk Workshop Receives a Royal Visit

We were honoured to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the Norfolk Workshop on 30th November 2016. Read more

Mission complete as Apollo lands at Stowe National Trust

Mission complete as Apollo lands at Stowe National Trust

After thirty-three years in the planning and crafting, a brand-new statue of Apollo, created and installed by our Cliveden Conservation team , has now landed at one of the National Trust’s flagship estates: Stowe Gardens in Buckinghamshire. The arrival of Apollo...

WREN300 Glass Conservation Evening 14th September 2023

WREN300 Glass Conservation Evening 14th September 2023

Glass Conservation Evening: 'The Remarkable People, Places and Processes of Stained Glass Windows' Date: Wednesday 14th September 2023 | 6-8pm Location: St Botolph’s Aldgate, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB Join two experts on stained glass, Leonie Seliger and...

WREN300 Plaster Conservation Events 10th & 11th May 2023

WREN300 Plaster Conservation Events 10th & 11th May 2023

As proud partners of WREN300 Cliveden Conservation is delivering a series of conservation workshops (stone, wood, plaster, metal and glass). Join our team at St Mary Abchurch, Abchurch Lane, City of London, London, EC4N 7BA. for the third in this series which focuses...

WREN300 Wood Conservation Events 25th April – 4th May 2023

WREN300 Wood Conservation Events 25th April – 4th May 2023

Wren300 is a tercentenary celebration of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) - Mathematician, Astronomer and one of the country’s most distinguished Architects, best known for the design of many London churches, including St Paul’s Cathedral. The WREN300 Square Mile...

Checking outdoor statuary for winter damage

Checking outdoor statuary for winter damage

Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to check on your valuable garden statuary for any damage caused by the ravages of winter. The past months have seen plenty of weather extremes and temperature fluctuations, so here are a few things to look out for if you...

WREN300 Stone Conservation workshop programme April 2023

WREN300 Stone Conservation workshop programme April 2023

Wren300 is a tercentenary celebration of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) - Mathematician, Astronomer and one of the country’s most distinguished Architects, best known for the design of many London churches, including St Paul’s Cathedral. The WREN300 Square Mile...

Conservation of the Maiwand Lion

Conservation of the Maiwand Lion

Reading Borough Council has appointed Cliveden Conservation to carry out conservation work to Reading’s most iconic monument, the Maiwand Lion, which stands proudly within the recently restored Forbury Gardens, a Victorian town garden. Over the coming weeks...