The Conservation of Hamsterley Hall

Tuesday 21st February 2012

Cyril Winskell

Hamsterley Hall

In 2005 Mr William Spry and Mr Steven Spry, as prospective purchasers of Hamsterley Hall, commissioned JDDK Ltd as Executant Architects and Cyril Winskell as Conservation Architect with instructions to restore the Hall for use as the Spry family dwelling.

The fabric has at the back an 18th century house, then the wing between this and the main house in which the pretty gothic rooms of R. H. Swinburne remain. There is a late 15th century stone fireplace from Crosby Hall, London, and much more. In the formal garden there is a gazebo from Beaudesert and a pinnacle from the Houses of Parliament. The house has to be a joy for the architectural historian.


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