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Scaffolding Encases Historic House

— 12 Jan 2021


The roof will be covered in fabric to protect the house from water ingress during the works


The Grade I listed house is sited in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), on the heritage coast and North Devon Biosphere

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Repairs are now ready to start on the roof of Grade I listed Hartland Abbey, as a massive fabric protected scaffolding roof is craned into position. The scaffold covering will protect the interior and three floors of contents of the 12th Century abbey, which has 18th Century Gothick and late 19th Century, George Gilbert Scott, phases of interiors.

The long awaited repairs to leaking lead gutters and slated roofs are taking place with help from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund administered by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The huge scaffold structure has taken local Barnstaple company Advanced Scaffolding 8 weeks to erect, in challenging winter weather, and will enable contractors Heddon Mill to undertake the repair work in the tight time frame required.

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