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    May 02, 2014 by in Traditional plasterwork

    Apethorpe is a grand country house in Northamptonshire dating from about 1500 and later. It became something of a cause celebre in the conservation world, and was eventually compulsorily purchased by English Heritage.


    The house is particularly famous for its Jacobean decorative plaster ceilings, which were in various states of repair. Skillingtons worked alongside Philip Gaches (prior to Philip joining Skillingtons) on a specialist sub-contract for the restoration as accurately as possible of various missing areas in conjunction with the stabilisation by various means of surviving but unstable plaster.


    Client (Main Contractor): E. Bowman & Sons Ltd

    Architect: Rodney Melville & Partners

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