The Marble Hall at Clandon, following the removal of the debris and the stabilisation of the remaining wall surfaces. ©National Trust Images/James Dobson
An announcement was made yesterday about the plans to bring Clandon Park back to life following the devastating fire last April.
Crates with salvaged fragments in the Saloon. ©National Trust Images/James Dobson
Over the last nine months, the colleagues involved with Clandon have reviewed a number of options, ranging from leaving it as a ruin to a full restoration. They considered the architectural significance of what had survived the fire, the items salvaged from the building and what was technically possible within it.
Conservator cleaning the remains of a side table in the Marble Hall. ©National Trust Images/James Dobson
The criteria guiding the decision-making process reflect the National Trust’s core purpose. They include making sure that Clandon remains open to the public, considering Clandon’s historic and cultural…
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