February/March 2020 at Cleftwood
Wroxeter Roman City
We installed here last month. What a fantastic site, once the fourth largest city in Britain. The remains of the bathhouse are colossal and the “Old Work” is an amazing remnant 7m tall. You get a real feel for Roman civilisation.
Stowe Golf Course
We are currently installing this five feet high cleft oak Deer Fence on the new golf course at Stowe School. The golf course has moved from its site next to the main buildings of the school over towards Stowe Castle. The previous site will be restored to the original designs of Capability Brown.
We replaced a tired sawn boundary fence at this wonderful English Heritage site with more traditional and sympathetic cleft oak.
We recently replaced the decaying sawn post and rail fence at this beautiful English Heritage site overlooking both the Wye and Golden Valleys in Herefordshire. The cleft two rail has a light touch but will still protect this ancient and special site from reckless cars and bikes.
Whilst working here we were touched by the respect and sensitivity people gave the site (candles and notes within the chamber).
Coo Palace (translation Cow Palace or Model Dairy)
Last week we sent a pallet of Post and Rail and a gate to this splendid site overlooking Wigtown Bay, Dumfries and Galloway. Originally built in a mixture of Arts and Crafts, Gothic and Italianate styles the dairy housed the owners twelve Belted Galloway cows. The”A” listed buildings had fallen into serious disrepair and lay empty for years with various schemes for restoration falling through.
The imaginative people at HPB ( www.HPB.co.uk ), old customers of ours, are nearly finished with the restorations turning the site into a complex of luxury holiday lets.
It’s great to be a part of this project; as the client says of our fencing “It is not cheap but it looks great. I wish that we had used it at …………..”
Cleft Oak Bollards
Cars were parking on verges and ripping up the grass in Charlecote village. The parish council asked us to provide these bollards to solve the problem. They match the adjoining NT deer fence at Charlecote Park, they’re environmentally friendly and the cleft quarter trees won’t put up with much argument! Let’s look to a future of verdant verges…
Bollards and Palings
We installed this 3′ high cleft oak fence at Charlecote near Stratford upon Avon this week. It echoes the 6′ high deer fence at the National Trust Charlecote Park across the road.
Castles and Mountains
We’ve taken on a number of jobs for English Heritage including Longtown Castle on the Welsh border in the shadow of the Black Mountain. Three rail post and rail rings the Keep and separates the Bailey from the steep drops below. It’s A beautiful place to work and the locals are very friendly and supportive.