Private sector

  • Burghley House: pond cascade restoration
    Burghley House: pond cascade restoration

    The client: Burghley House Preservation Trust
    The site: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, is arguably one of the finest surviving Elizabethan houses in England. The house was built by William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth’s Lord High Treasurer, construction began in 1555 and continued into the 1580s. There are more than 2000 acres of gardens and parkland maintained at Burghley House, including a...

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  • East Hertfordshire: Woodland Grant Scheme Application
    East Hertfordshire: Woodland Grant Scheme Application

    The site: Munden Parva, Dane End, Hertfordshire.
    The brief: Munden Parva is a Georgian Grade II listed former Rectory with approximately 82ha of arable, pasture and woodland, with great potential for wildlife through enhanced management. Maydencroft arboriculturalists were asked to secure an English Woodland Grant Scheme to assist the owners with the cost of bringing the 27ha of semi-ancient natural...

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  • Tewin: Landscape Restoration Plan
    Tewin: Landscape Restoration Plan

    The client: Ivor and Vaughan Williams; land at Tewin Water House, Hertfordshire.
    The brief: To bring the Grade II listed parkland at Tewin Water back into good management, whilst remaining faithful to Humphry Repton’s 1799 design.
    Our solution: We produced a management plan which explored financially sustainable ways to enhance habitats for wildlife and the environment. Funding was secured through...

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  • Protected species surveys for walled garden restoration
    Protected species surveys for walled garden restoration

    The client: Fawsley Estate Settlement.
    The brief: Protected species surveys were required as part of a project to restore the Grade II* kitchen garden complex at Fawsley Hall.
    Our solution: Regular site meetings were held with the Fawsley Estate team and Natural England to guide our client through the survey process and ensure that surveys were completed within the project...

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  • South Hertfordshire: estate restoration
    South Hertfordshire: estate restoration

    The site: Following a devastating fire on Good Friday 1963, only a small archway now remains of the 18th century manor house which once stood at the centre of the estate. The park that surrounds the house was planted with conifers in the late 1960s by the estate's then owner but very little has taken place in recent years which...

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  • Preston: Orchard Restoration Plan
    Preston: Orchard Restoration Plan

    The client: Princess Helena College, Preston, Hertfordshire.
    The brief: Princess Helena College approached Maydencroft to produce a restoration plan for the Gertrude Jekyll designed orchard, at the college on the historic site of Temple Dinsley.
    Our solution: A comprehensive management plan was written by Maydencroft Consultants, which brought together information from the Historic Environment Record, old maps, photographs and...

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  • Kent: Work Schedule and Implementation Plan
    Kent: Work Schedule and Implementation Plan

    The site: Small picturesque pasture farm near Underriver, Kent.
    The brief: The small farm, containing species-rich lowland grassland, hedgerows that support Dormice, and a network of ponds and wet grassland, required help to make sensitive management of the farm viable for the landowner.
    Our solution: Maydencroft consultants successfully applied for a Higher Level Stewardship agreement for the farm. To ease...

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  • St. Ibbs Park: lake restoration
    St. Ibbs Park: lake restoration

    The site: St Ibbs Park, Hertfordshire.
    The brief: Over the years the lake has been affected by a gradual build-up of silt, which, coupled with a lower water table, has meant that the lake had disappeared. Our brief was to re-excavate the lake to establish open water once again.
    Our solution: First of all, clumps of reeds and bulrushes were...

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  • Little Offley: Environmental Stewardship application
    Little Offley: Environmental Stewardship application

    The client: Clouds Hill Farm, Hertfordshire.
    The brief: Our client approached us to produce a Higher Level Stewardship application and English Woodland Grant Scheme application for the estate. The scheme focused on enhancing biodiversity with a return to grazing in order to restore the chalk grassland and parkland habitats, and the ancient field boundary hedgerows. A field corner for small...

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  • St. Margaret's School: boardwalk construction
    St. Margaret's School: boardwalk construction

    The site: St. Margaret's is a girls independent school, founded in 1749 which boasts a combination of historic buildings and modern facilities across its 74 acre site.
    The brief: Maydencroft were commissioned to construct a wooden walkway over the school's pond in the grounds of the Preparatory Department for pond dipping.
    Our solution: We designed and built a walkway with...

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  • Lulworth Castle: estate fencing restoration
    Lulworth Castle: estate fencing restoration

    The site: Lulworth Estate.
    The brief: The restoration of over 1400 metres of estate railings around the castle, stables and visitor centre.
    Our solution: We stripped back old and decaying paintwork with wire brushes and grinders, re-welded the joints and replaced metal as necessary. We then straightened and realigned the fence. It was then finished with specialist acrylic primer and...

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  • St Albans: agricultural fencing
    St Albans: agricultural fencing

    The site: The estate stands just outside St. Albans in Hertfordshire. The house was designed by the architect Robert Taylor in the 1770s, and the family has lived there ever since.
    The brief: To supply and install several types of fencing around the estate, and to assist in the re-creation of the parkland to its original form of 1840.
    Our...

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  • Hertford: estate fencing
    Hertford: estate fencing

    The site: A privately owned rural and commercial estate which has been in the same family's ownership for 200 years. It is situated in a triangle between Hertford, Stevenage and Ware, and so lies within easy reach of London, but yet is truly rural in character.
    The brief: To supply and install 560 metres of continuous bar estate fencing along...

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  • Luton Hoo walled garden: path construction
    Luton Hoo walled garden: path construction

    The client: Luton Hoo Estate, Hertfordshire.
    The brief: To lay paths along the original routes suitable for vehicles and machinery whilst remaining in keeping with the garden.
    Our solution: To excavate very deep foundations for the paths and then bring them back up to ground level with good cambers. We used top grade granite dust for the surface dressing for...

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