Wallington Hall Walled Garden Repair
Managed by The National Trust this 18th century country estate has a world-famous terraced walled garden that was designed by local boy Lancelot Capability Brown. Following a serious of floods part of the walled garden structures had fallen into disrepair and had subsided/collapsed causing a hazard to visitors.
Working in close coordination with the National Trust Gardeners, and under the guidance of Conservation Architects Spence & Dower, Datims Bricklayers and Stonemasons skilfully stabilised walls, conserved and cleaned the original bricks and stone copings and then, working in a sequence to avoid further damage to the walls, structurally repaired, underpinned, stabilised, rebuilt and repointed the walls.
Scope of Works
The first phase of works, following the careful cleaning and stacking of almost 50,000 hand thrown original bricks, was to assess which sections of the walls could be salvaged and stabilised using stainless steel anchors or if further sections of walling had to be taken down and fully rebuilt. Once this process was complete Datim operatives could then start the process of underpinning the walls and casting new sections of foundations.
Having sourced replica replacement handmade bricks.