Craft and restoration

Read, watch and listen as we share our varied and ongoing maintenance projects across the country

Five special things about the Station Agent's House

Bookings for breaks at the Station Agent’s House are now open and there’s lots to love about this Grade-I listed building. From its position in history to its architectural features and surroundings, here are five of our favourite things.

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Calverley Old Hall Crafting Cultures training videos

Thanks to funding from National Lottery Players, we have been able to produce some short training videos to share some of the traditional craft skills being used on site. Find out how to fix a sash window cord, and get a glimpse into the exciting renovation of Calverley Old Hall.

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Rejuvenating Saddell Castle

We are embarking on a major project to undertake extensive repair and improvement works to conserve and maintain this Category A listed building and enhance the guest experience. The project includes external masonry repairs and complete reharling in a gauged hot lime mortar, timber repair and roofing works.

We’ll be sharing insights into the project across the coming months and reopening for holidays in late summer 2025. Keep an eye on this page as the project unfolds.

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Progress update: The Station Agent's House

As a Landmark for eight, The Station Agent’s House will soon be ready to welcome its first guests, in late spring 2024. Until then, after a recent site visit, here's an update on the progress so far by Landmark Historian, Caroline Stanford.

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Danescombe Mine renovated

Danescombe Mine is one of Landmark’s most iconic and courageous early restorations. Standing by a stream in a steep wooded valley, the engine house of a former mine was first converted in 1972-3. As part of our extensive programme of maintenance across our portfolio, last year we closed Danescombe and began a major upgrade. Landmark's surveyor for the southwest Graham Watts shares highlights from the complex project.

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A kitchen with orange cupboards, a small wooden table and a large window

The Mayor’s Parlour lock, Maison Dieu, Dover: a new Landmark for 2025

In a new blog, Project Development Manager Alastair Dick-Cleland offers a glimpse of work currently underway in the Mayor’s Parlour at Maison Dieu in Dover. We’re delighted to be playing our part in a much larger project led by Dover District Council, with the Mayor’s Parlour to become a Landmark for six opening in 2025.

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Re-imagining a painted ceiling from Renaissance Scotland

Paul Mowbray, the talented artist behind Fairburn Tower’s painted ceiling, shares his process.

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Tending to Luttrell's Tower

Standing guard over the mouth of The Solent is Luttrell’s Tower, a substantial 18th-century folly, offering guests magnificent views of the sea towards the Isle of Wight and of the ships entering and leaving Southampton. Following recent maintenance works, the large bay windows and and living room received fresh update.

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Saving Fairburn Tower

As Fairburn Tower's magnificent restoration is complete, Landmark's Director, Dr Anna Keay, looks back at the very first visit to a crumbling Fairburn in ruin.

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Culture Recovery Fund unlocks vital repairs

After the months of uncertainty following closures due to Covid, we were delighted to receive support thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund designed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Two major grants administered by Historic England enabled critical work at Landmarks across England.

The projects that benefitted

Repairs and alterations at Sackville House

In this blog, Architect Nicola Westbury takes us through the extensive project over at Sackville House.

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The impact of your holiday

Every break safeguards precious places

With each holiday booking, we can thatch and plaster. We can gild, grain and harl, reapply limewash, repoint and redecorate. Here we highlight a handful of recent maintenance works, each renewing and revitalising precious places.

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