Category: View 2000

Getting started

The first stage in any restoration project is to make a thorough examination of the remains. This is a dual process involving extensive research into the historic value of the site whilst clearing away the debris. and clearing the site was no small task. The front door to the cottage must be somewhere around here. Surely……. Read more »

A glimpse of the past

These pictures, taken in the late 70’s, provide valuable evidence of the main glass houses seen during the latter stage of decline. The Tomato House stands in the foreground with the forcing beds, Melon House, Fig House and Vinery House in receding order. The Vinery is quite obviously still in use at this point, but it is not clear as… Read more »

Progress plan

A summary of the restoration progress to date 2000 Urgent temporary work to cottage to provide basic living / sleeping quarters Install basic services – water, waste, electric Assessment of buildings at greatest risk to loss through decay and neglect Clear debris in immediate vicinity to cottage – expose sample areas of paths Initiate research… Read more »