New Project Commencing at Netley House

07 July, 2021

USL is pleased to be working on a new restoration project with The National Trust at Netley House, a typical 18th-century gentleman’s estate nestling into the North Downs known as Netley Park.

As conservation and repair specialists, we’ll be undertaking the front entrance portico restoration as well as other vital works. Initial survey work will be carried out to establish the locations of embedded metalwork ahead of colour matched render repair and re-roofing. The final task will be to improve the existing drainage system to help protect this Grade II Listed structure.  The building encompasses three storey centre blocks with two storey wings over basement and red brick with stucco clad.

A bit about the history…

In the late 18th century an old mansion was pulled down by the owner, Edward Shallet Lomax, and Netley House was built.  The property has seen various changes over the years, especially following a fire in 1860.

During the First World War the house was used as a hospital. During the Second World War it was occupied by the Canadian army.

The property was described as ‘heavily and gloomily classical’ by Pevsner (writer on architecture). But it was listed as a Grade II building by English Heritage on 21 May 1985. The space is currently used as offices and is closed to the public.

 

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