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Breakspear House

 
  Breakspear House

Breakspear House, North Harefield, Uxbridge

Works commenced in April 2009 and continued until 2012.
The historic, Grade I listed building was built around the mid 1600's. Periodic features include an intricate mosaic tiled floor which Shields Stonework & Restoration Ltd expertly restored; a Tudor, red brick dovecot; ornate cornice walls and fire places.

Within the grounds, is the listed Tudor, red-brick dovecote that once stood in an orchard, and is now undergoing complete restoration.

Shields Stonework & Restoration Ltd worked closely with English Heritage in the restoration of the external façade and internal decorations and repairs.

External Works

  • Window head and cill reconstruction.
  • Reviving the decorative band.
  • Keim application to high level band course.
  • Pointing and brick repairs.
  • Take up and rebedding of all copings.

Internal Works

  • Restoration & renewal of mosaic flooring to entranceway using delicate cleaning methods and piecing in Victorian style tiles to match the original floor.
  • Restoration of historic fireplace.
  • Traditional lath and plaster work.
  • Decorative coving and mouldings using traditional methods.

Dovecote

These works were of particular interest to both English Heritage and archaeologists whilst works were being carried out.

  • Specialist masons clean to all elevations.
  • Structural repairs.
  • Brick replacing using reclaimed bricks.
  • Brick carving to match existing brickwork.
  • Sympathetic lime pointing.
Breakspear House
Breakspear House
 
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