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Hereford Cathedral College Cloisters

The College Cloister Building formally known as College of Vicars Choral is Grade I listed and was built between 1472-1475. The building complex initially provided lodgings for 27 vicars but the decreasing number in resident vicars led to remodelling of the building in the 16th and 19th century.

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Wentworth Woodhouse North Pavilion

Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the largest country houses in Europe, located close to Sheffield and Rotherham in South Yorkshire. Effectively constructed as two houses back to back, the east facing Palladian House has been part of significant conservation works since the house was acquired by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.

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Dover Town Hall

In 2016 we were appointed to undertake paint research into the decorative schemes of a number of spaces including the Connaught Hall, Mayor’s Parlour, Minute Room, Museum Store and the First floor, Upper and Lower Ground Floor Corridors and Stairs.

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Richard III Statue, Leicester

Following an initial condition survey, Hirst Conservation were honoured to be invited to undertake the conservation and relocation of the Richard III statue as part of a £2.5M project to regenerate Leicester cathedral gardens. Read More

Bramall Hall

Bramall Hall is a stunning half-timbered Tudor Manor House near Stockport. Following a preliminary programme of paint research we were appointed to undertake the conservation of the magnificent sixteenth century plaster work within the Withdrawing Room. Read More

Rugby School

For the last two summers we have been restoring a selection of historic school crests and plaques at Rugby School.  The paint layers were heavily blanched and flaking, and it was clear the existing scheme was a poor quality, modern recreation.
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Insole Court, Llandaff

Hirst Conservation were commissioned by architects Purcell to carry out Architectural Paint Research to ascertain the extent of surviving decorative schemes to specified spaces on the first floor, including Lady Insole’s room and the south bedroom. Read More

Coxwold, St Michael’s Church

Over a six month period in 2016 we undertook the conservation of three wonderful stone monuments within St Michael’s Church, Coxwold. The monuments date to the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries and are dedicated to members of the Belasyse family. Read More

Pembroke College

We were delighted to be invited to undertake paint analysis and a condition survey of Henry Doogood’s late 17th century masterpiece ceiling in the Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge. Investigations took place in early 2013. Read More