January 15th 2021


Removal and Reinstatement of Decorative Ceiling

After consultation with a structural engineer, the estate surveyor responsible for University buildings in Leeds, asked M Womersleys, working with Ornate Interiors, to prepare a method statement for removing and reinstating ornate ceiling plasterwork, to allow new steel to be inserted above, to ensure the continued stability of the building.

The project is in a former country house, now a grade II* listed building used as office space. It was built in 1752, by James Paine, for Walter Wade. With significant alterations carried out c1834 and c1858 for Sir John and William Beckett. The heavier, high relief plasterwork being looked at, appears to reflect an earlier style, but probably dates to the mid-19th century alterations.

January 15th 2021

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