09.01.2018

Traditional skills shining through at Wythenshawe Hall

Repairs to the badly damaged stained glass windows are well under way at Wythenshawe Hall with the first panels now reinstalled at the Grade 2 listed building.

Procured via the North West Construction Hub, main contractor, Conlon Construction have employed specialist contractor Cheshire Stained Glass to carry out the repairs, which will take several months to complete due to the severity of the fire damage. The most detailed panels, depicting various family coats of arms, will be hand painted by the contemporary glass artist, Deborah Lowe of Todmorden.

In addition to the stained glass repairs, the timber roof repairs are nearing completion with UK Restoration using seasoned Oak and Douglas Fir, sitting perfectly alongside the original blackened rafters and beams.

“It is important to promote the continuing need for traditional heritage skills such as those currently being employed at Wythenshawe Hall. Further phases will see additional skills being employed and on-site training and apprenticeships will help to nurture our next generation of skilled craftsmen.” Neil Conlon – Conlon Construction 

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