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Woodchester Mansion

Stroud Gloucestershire
Woodchester Mansion Trust

This is an ongoing project that started in 1989 and still continues.

Situated in a secluded valley near Stroud in Gloucestershire, Woodchester Mansion is a unique example of 19th Century Gothic architecture.
Listed Grade 1 it was built between 1857 and 1871 when it was abandoned, a completed masonry shell.  It has remained largely undisturbed since.

Now in the care of the Woodchester Mansion Trust, a programme of long term repair and conservation is underway with the aim to repair the building to the condition it was in when construction work stopped.

The project incorporates repair and presentation of the Mansion with adaptation of parts of the building to provide income.  Training schemes in conservation are integral parts of the project.


Thanks to grants from the Getty Grant Program, Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage, work to repair the Grand Stair (pictured left) with its splendid rampant vault and the remarkable rainwater system have been successfully completed.

The West Range is the latest phase of work and was completed in 2004.  This involved re-roofing, repair and reinstatement of chimneys, and repair of the Tower and clock face.

Internally, visitor access was improved and the first and second floors were adapted to provide offices for the Mansion Trust and new caretakerís accommodation.

Further work to repair the South Range and Chapel is planned over the next few years.

Woodchester Picture Gallery

Woodchester Mansion

Attention to detail

Stonework renovations - large and small

Great elegance

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