Client: Copped Hall Trust
Completed: 2023
Category: Historic Building
Contract Duration: Ongoing Restoration Programme
Architect: Alan Cox
What we did...
  • Restoration & Conservation
  • Stone Masonry
  • Waterproofing
  • Reconstruction works
  • Leadwork & Roofing

USL are pleased to present another special conservation project at the Georgian estate in Epping, Copped Hall.

USL value the opportunity to work on the ongoing extensive restoration programme at the Grade II Listed Copped Hall to revitalised this premier country estate under the instruction of Copped Hall Trust. Built between 1751-1758 by architect John Sanderson for owner John Conyers, the mansion was burnt out in 1917 and asset-stripped around 1950 before being abandoned to vandalism.

USL were pleased to work on the conservation and repair works to the front entrance. The original stonework was constructed using a clean Portland stone tied together with ferrous cramps. The cramps had corroded due to the presence of rain water through open joints which resulted in severe displacement of the upper masonry.

Our team of in-house stonemasons carried out the following repair works:

  • Site survey and detailing
  • Dismantling works
  • Stone Repairs were undertaken at Universal Stone Yard to all sections
  • Reconstruction back at the site with mortar repairs
  • New lead flashing and roof covering for waterproofing


Copped Hall has been featured in Historic House Magazine and the link to access the article in full:

A brilliant article featuring architect and campaigner Alan Cox and the ongoing restoration project at Copped Hall.





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"I'm not opposed to modernism at all - I taught contemporary architecture for many years. Choosing to reinstate a Georgian interior to more or less how it was in 1758 is simply honouring the architectural achievement of this particular building.'

Taken from the recent feature article in 'The Calling Card - Doing the Impossible'  - Historic Houses Magazine | Spring 2024


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