Another milestone in Bramall Hall’s impressive makeover has been reached, with the completion of repairs to the ornate, plaster ceiling in one of its most historic rooms.
Bramall Hall closed to visitors at the end of September 2014 to undergo a major transformation to the historic grade I listed building and adjacent stable block, thanks to a £1.6 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Work on the delicate project to stabilise and repair the decorative, Venetian ceiling in the Withdrawing Room began 12 months ago. Stockport Council appointed Hirst Conservation to undertake this work, which involved removing cracked, modern paint, conserving plasterwork and re-decoration in authentic colours based on historic paint analysis.
Hirst Conservation specialise in historic decorative surfaces and restoration of plasterwork with traditional methods. Their expert team have successfully delivered schemes within many high profile historic buildings including the Houses of Parliament and Historic Royal Palaces.
Caroline Simpson, Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “The results are stunning. Bramall Hall is one of the jewels in the Stockport Crown and a significant regional attraction. The Withdrawing Room is at the heart of this restoration and will preserve Bramall Hall as a legacy for future generations of Stockport residents and visitors alike.”
The Grand Re-opening weekend of Bramall Hall will take place on Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 30. Entry to the Hall is by ticket only. Tickets are on sale through ticketing agency Eventbrite at www.bramallopens.eventbrite.co.uk