Calibre appointed to work on Felton Park Glasshouse, Northumberland
20 May 2015
Felton Park’s GdII* listed glasshouse has been on Historic England’s “Buildings At Risk” Register since its inception. The glasshouse is situated in Felton Park’s ancient walled garden and was built around 1830. It’s unique structure uses curved wrought iron glazing and fish scale glass, which at the time was a groundbreaking technique. The glasshouse is one of only 2 or 3 similar structures in the UK.
We were delighted to be appointed as principal contractor and given the task of refurbishing the glasshouse and the potting shed. The Felton Park glasshouse represents the largest contract we’ve been involved in since we started trading back in 2011. The project includes masonry, glazing and roofing work.
Project funders include Historic England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Country Houses Foundation and Northumberland County Council.
Sam Beeby, who got an HLF Bursary to work on the glasshouse restoration.
The Potting Shed at Felton Park before we started work.
The Potting Shed after we’d reroofed it, pointed it in lime mortar and repaired the woodwork.
The glasshouse before we started work.
The completed glasshouse.