The Basildon Blog

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Learn more about our project

West front of Basildon Park, snow scene. Stone discoloured by weather and crumbling in places
What is the stonework project?

For more than 200 years, the environment has impacted on the stone fa├žade of Basildon Park. You may have noticed that in places it is dirty, crumbling and broken. We are spending £1,000,000 on managing the changes of this ageing process so that visitors can continue to enjoy Basildon Park for a long time to come.

What we are doing and What to expect

From April 2009 much of the house will be covered in scaffolding. We will be cleaning dirty stones, replacing crumbling ones and restoring broken panels. The majority of the stone, however, will be left untouched. At the end of the project you will not see a gleaming house – we are making subtle repairs to help preserve Basildon Park ‘For Ever, For Everyone’.

Visiting Basildon Park and the Stonework Exhibition

We hope you will continue to visit Basildon Park throughout the project so you can follow its progress. We will be holding a series of lectures, talks and family events throughout the year.
From April there will be a stonework exhibition in the South Pavilion which will give more detail about the work being done. It will also include photos of the work in progress and children’s activities including dress-up.

Come and visit before, during and after the project so you can see the changes taking effect!

North courtyard - wall discoloured by weather and covered in lichens

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Basildon Blog

Welcome to the Basildon Park stonework blog!
Please check back regularly for updates and information about the 2009 Basildon Park stonework project.