Project. Fulham Palace, Walled Garden Restoration
Location. Fulham, London
Client. Fulham Palace Trust
Principal Contractor. Stewart Truman Ltd
Information. The Fulham Palace buildings date from 15th to 20th century and are Grade I listed. The Palace has a variety of different architecture including Tudor the earlier part being The West Courtyard, Geogian, Gothic Revival and Victorian. Fulham Palace was one of several bishop’s palaces within easy reach of London, essential for attendance at court and Parliament, but away from the over crowded city.
Works. The Work included the restoration of the Tudor gateway and the Georgian walls. Stewart Truman carried out recording and dismantling of all areas, new brickwork capping to the Tudor gateway, repointing and individual repairs using a traditionally wood fired brick made to the size specifically needed to replicate the original. New lead was inserted as the old had been damaged by squirrels sharpening the teeth and claws. The Georgian walls had individual repairs needed and larger parts rebuilt, the whole section of this wall was raked out and repointed. The lime mortar was traditionally slaked and mixed on site giving us a true hot lime mix to match the original as closely as possible. The Gate was restored and re hung on a new carved stone indent with molten lead inserted and pushed tight in order to hold the gate in position correctly.