Uppark House Phases 1 and 2 - National Trust
1992 saw the almost total destruction by fire of the National Trust stately home, Uppark House in Sussex.
After much deliberation with insurers, the Trust took on the immense task of complete authentic restoration of the building. This is probably the greatest undertaking by the nation's craftsmen in recent history.
Amongst the army of skilled tradesmen, our tasks were the replacement of woodcarvings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. This included the carving of over 100 modillion brackets in the first phase, for the restoration of the roof.
In the second phase which followed, we carved several hundreds of feet of very fine embellished mouldings, adhering very strictly to salvaged samples of the many differing architraves, skirting and dado rails which were destroyed in the fire.
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