Beningbrough Hall, York
For National Trust
Beningbrough Hall is an elegant country mansion built in 1716 for John Bourchier and is listed Grade I. The hall is flanked by two delightful pavilions of slightly later date (a clock tower and a bell tower) and is set in decorative gardens at the centre of a parkland estate. Woodhall has been involved with the property for a number of years.
In addition to the quinquennial inspection of mansion and ancillary buildings, including the clock tower, bell tower, stable block, water tower, restaurant, lodge and cottages, we have also administered contracts for external redecoration and repair. Following significant movement in the brick vaulted structure below the south entrance steps of the mansion, the vault was reconstructed, in conjunction with conservation work to the magnesian limestone door surround. Woodhall was also responsible for co-ordinating the installation of a lift within the mansion and refurbishment of the main exhibition rooms as part of a joint Heritage Lottery Funded project with The National Portrait Gallery.