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Architecture and Conservation at Holkham Hall

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Holkham Hall


NR23 1AB

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Meet Lord Leicester and spend a full day at Holkham Hall: conservation, architecture, landscaping and materials

Aimed at Conservation Architects and other professionals interested in conservation, this day is packed with guided tours and talks delivered by experts.

Places are limited, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Your ticket includes entry to Holkham Estate, talks and guided tours, refreshments and lunch.

Main flyer picture of Holkham Hall (c) Bob Farndon

Schedule of the day

09.30-09.55 Delegates arrival, registration and refreshments

09.55-10.00 Prompt start with introductions, guidelines and schedule of the day

10.00-10.15 Welcome by Lord Leicester

10.15-11.15 Linseed oil products presentation: Sonja and Hans Allback, Allback Paint

11.15-12.30 Walk and tour of Lady Elizabeth Wing and Courtyard: Jack Gregory, Hopkins Architects

12.30-13.30 Sit down lunch in the Courtyard Café

13.45-14.45 Overview of the Hall and Tour of the Game Larder: Holkham Hall team and David Watt, Hutton + Rostron

Short break

15.00-16.15 Longlands Office Development and Joinery Workshop: James Bracey and Steve Twyford, Holkham Hall

16.30-17.30 The Lookout, Nature Reserve Visitor Centre / Q&A: John Western, Lucas Western Architects

17.30 End and departure

This event counts as CPD.

Booking deadline: 14 June 2019, 4pm

Detailed programme for delegates

Introduction by Lord Leicester

The family, who has lived in this house continuously since the 1750s, takes great pride and joy in sharing the house and its treasures, the deer park and Holkham beach, with its visitors. Holkham is still privately owned and is the centre of a thriving 25,000 acre agricultural estate which provides resources both to maintain the house, and to ensure that the social fabric of rural life remains intact. Read here for a full summary.

Linseed oil paint: history, technical performance and benefits

Sonja and Hans Allback of Allback Paints will cover the history of the linseed paints and products developed in terms of technical performance, eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness and how the catalyst for using linseed paints came about through side effects of constantly using solvent based paints. They will explain the “Windowcraft” process in repairing, preparing and treating timber joinery with Allback linseed products and the connection with Lord Leicester who wished, and had the foresight, to use linseed paints on the Estate, in particular during the 10-year renovation of the windows at Holkham Hall.

Tour of Lady Elizabeth Wing and Courtyards

Jack Gregory of Hopkins Architects will be guiding a tour of two separate buildings at Holkham Hall which won him a RIBA East Award and RIBA East Conservation Award in 2017. The stables building has been rearranged and improved to provide an exhibition space, new shop and expanded cafeteria. Meanwhile, the most significant interventions have been made on the pottery building where various disjointed spaces have cleverly been brought together to form one large light filled venue space for weddings, banquets and conferences.

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Picture of Holkham Hall Stables (c) Martine Hamilton Knight

Holkham Hall

A short walk to the Hall where guides will give an overview of the Hall's history together with some interesting facts about the construction and materials used to build the Hall.

The Game Larder

A visit to the nearby alabaster lined Game Larder, converted by Samuel Wyatt in around 1800 from its previous 18th century origins as an engine house for provision of water. The tour will be led by listed building specialists Hutton + Rostron who will explain the current environmental surveys being carried out to help determine a conservation scheme for the buildings repair.

Longlands Complex

General Manager James Bracey and Building Manager Steve Twyford at Holkham Hall will take you on a tour of the Longlands where traditional barns have been converted into smart, modern offices and where you can visit the Holkham Estate joinery workshop which uses the Allback’s linseed oil and paint. More details regarding this project at Holkham can be found here.

The Lookout

A visit to the most recent visitor facility located on the Nature Reserve. John Western from Lucas Western Architects will explain the design and build process involved with the very popular facility.

The Lookout Holkham Estate

Picture The Lookout, Holkham Estate (c) RIBA East

This event is kindly sponsored by Swedish Linseed Paint

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Flax field @Allback Paint

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