The Furnishings team

Meet the Landmark staff who furnish and craft items for our historic properties. We also depend on external contractors and craftspeople across Britain; such as thatchers, stonemasons, plasterers, carpenters, joiners and decorators.

Fraser Perry

Warehouse Manager

Fraser manages the warehouse at Honeybourne in Warwickshire. He says 'I hadn’t heard of the Landmark Trust until I saw the job, and since then it has become a passion for me. To be able to have even the smallest input in helping to preserve the heritage of this country gives me lots of enjoyment. I am responsible for replenishing items in Landmarks - from rugs and antique chairs to postcards and cleaning products. Since joining Landmark I feel that I am part of a new family where everyone looks out for each other and has one goal, the best for The Landmark Trust. May it continue to grow for a long long time.'

Mark Smitten

Landmark Craftsperson

Mark says 'I’ve been involved with Landmark Trust first as a contractor and now as an employee for over thirty years. My work is always varied - but the best jobs are the one-off oddball things, like making all the fireplaces for Belmont. I trained with Gordon Russell's in Broadway, one of the original Arts & Crafts-inspired cabinet makers, and sharing the craft with others today feels like passing on a great tradition.'

Matt Cannell

Landmark Craftsperson

Originally from the Isle of Man, Matt served his apprenticeship in joinery and is a graduate of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, in Washington State, USA. He studied traditional boat building and repair and restoration.

Matt was attracted to his role at Landmark because it offered new and interesting projects, not found in regular joinery shops. Helping to restore important features of historic buildings was another draw for Matt. 

 

Rose Andrews

Joinery apprentice

"As the Landmark Trust’s apprentice, I am looking forward to developing my carpentry skills and working on a wide range of projects. I was attracted to the position as there is a variety of jobs at Landmark, from creating bespoke kitchens to furniture restoration. Alongside work, I will also be studying at Rycotewood Furniture College in Oxford to gain my qualification.   

I was first drawn to woodwork after converting my own campervan, I then worked for a year building shepherd’s huts before joining Landmark. I love a project and am currently renovating my 60ft narrowboat home."

John Evetts

Furnishings Consultant

John Evetts has shaped the presentation of Landmark’s buildings for over 40 years. Joining Landmark in 1976 following a career as a photographer, John worked closely with Landmark’s founders John and Christian Smith in the early days of the charity: he knows each building and its surroundings intimately.

From our workshop in the Cotswolds, John advises Landmark on furnishings and the settings of its buildings.

 The furnishing process