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Congrats to Sean!
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Congrats to Sean!

Huge congrats to our very own Sean Roberts who fought stiff competition to become runner up in the UK Masonry Skills Challenge (Southern Heat). We’re very proud of him and he could soon be working on a building near you!

Smart hands (and minds) make light work
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Smart hands (and minds) make light work

The new entrance to Caernarfon Castle designed by Donald Insall Associates just works.
Drawing in the light

Waking up to Winstanley Hall
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Waking up to Winstanley Hall

There’s no two ways about it: Winstanley Hall is in need of urgent repairs and your help.
You can find more about the threat and the attempts by SAVE Britain’s Heritage ┬áto save Winstanley Hall here
The Hall is late C16th and a rare Tudor survival in the North of England. It has a remarkable layered history.
Grosvenor [...]

A new start for Sandiway's historic Round Tower
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A new start for Sandiway’s historic Round Tower

Built by Thomas Cholmondeley (Baron of Delamere} in the early C19th, the Round Tower which was encircled by the A556 has become a symbol of survival in our modern world.
When it was demolished by a car incident, there developed a powerful campaign to restore the Round Tower to its former beauty.
We’re honoured to be involved [...]

New Life for a Hidden Gem
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New Life for a Hidden Gem

Down a ancient Welsh lane next to the roaring briny lies a beautiful church at Plas Menai
It has real ‘genius loci’ – a place where the church is of the hill and not on it.
Stone hewn from the locality and built by skilled hands.

Today the skilled hands at Grosvenor started from the inside out with [...]

In the news at Caernarfon Castle
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In the news at Caernarfon Castle

Great to see Grosvenor in the news at Caernarfon Castle where there has been several fascinating discoveries during our work there.
Check out CADW’s blog for more information
Check out our recent blog for the latest on the project

Opening doors at Caernarfon Castle
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Opening doors at Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is a medieval fortress built by Edward I in the C14th
It was the administrative centre for North Wales and was built on a grand scale drawing from Roman influences.

Beneath the murder holes and arrow slits, and under the watchful gaze of the cannon- Grosvenor’s team of specialists are busy at work enabling services [...]

Combermere Abbey Restoration - part 2 - or 'It's a wood thing'
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Combermere Abbey Restoration – part 2 – or ‘It’s a wood thing’

Combermere abbey’s history dates back to the early C12th. It evolved into a hall after the dissolution of the monasteries in the C16th.
The North Wing is undergoing a renaissance which involves the conservation and restoration of it’s timber structure.
What is remarkable is the onion like layers of history – not just in terms of evolution [...]

Continuity at Prestbury
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Continuity at Prestbury

We are proud to be part of over 1000 years of continuity at St. Peter’s Prestbury.
For during that time-span there have been possibly four churches on the site with varying needs and requirements.
The third church is still there next to St. Peter’s – a gorgeous two cell Romanesque building with a marvellous doorway.

Grosvenor [...]

Combermere Abbey Restoration - part 1
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Combermere Abbey Restoration – part 1

Grosvenor are very proud to be part of a team of contractors helping conserve the north wing of the grade I listed Combermere Abbey.
After the dissolution of the monasteries, the abbey evolved into a hall.
It is a tape recorder in stone, brick and timber – and has captured several hundred years of stylistic changes in [...]