There are many listed buildings on the estate, the highlight of which is the Grade I listed Georgian mansion, occupied by Heath Mount School, in Woodhall Park. There are also many other buildings and structures not listed, but which we take equal care to maintain. We make every effort to preserve all of our buildings and apply a long-term approach to our maintenance work. Often this work doesn’t bear any commercial value to the estate, for example the maintenance of the 3 mile Park Wall or our extensive restoration of the stone balustrades at Heath Mount School.
Most of our windows and doors are still hand-made in hardwood by our specialists in our workshop. Where buildings require renovation or conversion, we always work carefully to balance historical character with the technical and environmental standards of today. Where possible and when required, we use traditional materials and building methods. We work with a number of specialist craftsmen, such as master brick masons and thatchers. Our responsibility is to hand the estate and all its buildings to the next generation with its heritage preserved and, where possible, enhanced.
Terry Gotobed, Site Foreman and member of staff for over 40 years, carrying out planned restoration work to a farmhouse
Much of our day-to-day commercial activities and related efforts go towards maintaining and preserving our historic buildings through an ongoing programme of restoration work. We are proud to dedicate significant time and money to this vital endeavour every year.