The client brief
At the heart of the relatively little-known Kiddington estate stands Kiddington Hall, built in 1673 on the site of an earlier house by Sir Henry Browne, whose family lived there from the early 1600s. Great trees mark the fringe of parkland that overlooks the Hall and its lakes, the first of several landscapes created in Oxfordshire by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, who was employed briefly in about 1740 by Sir Charles Browne, Sir Henry’s grandson, and later as consultant landscape gardener in the 1760s.
How Strada helped
- Analysis and historic evaluation of existing ironmongery throughout the property.
- Direct Casts taken of historic pieces to create additional products to ensure continuity throughout the property.
- Full supply of all ironmongery including hinges, mortice locks and rim locks, all in sympathy with the property era.
- Detailed site reports and schedule, taking into account the complex requirements of the refurbishment project.