Strawberry Hill: An Approach to Conservation
Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Peter Inskip will describe the professional team's approach to the conservation of the villa and its garden, which were developed by Horace Walpole between 1747 and 1796 and became an icon of the gothic revival in both England and the United States.
The work for the Strawberry Hill Trust was based on a Conservation Plan which involved meticulous research in the Walpole archives held by Yale University, as well as forensic examination of the building fabric. Throughout, the guiding principle was that the restoration should follow the authenticity of both materials and methods of construction.