The people behind Big Ben: Cliveden Conservation

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 describing their journey from removing historic paint layers,...

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The people behind Big Ben: Cliveden Conservation

The people behind Big Ben: Cliveden Conservation

We are taking part in the UK Parliament online talk series about the people working to conserve Elizabeth Tower, home of Big Ben on ... 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 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 & 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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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