Cobham Dairy

Cobham Dairy was built as a charming, crenelated shelter for recreational butter churning and cream making. A dairy maid lodged in its vaulted cloisters set around a central chamber. The external walls offer a rare example of slate cladding from Penrhyn, which was then limewashed. The Dairy has long stood marooned and derelict in the grounds of the girls school that Cobham Hall has become, and is a fine example of the rich collaboration between Wyatt and landscape designer, Humphry Repton. The restoration of the Grade II* listed Dairy’s plasterwork, and fine features inside and out, will demand craft and conservation skills of the highest order.