Thanks for visiting.
You may remember my previous posts here, here and here about the National Trusts's Clandon Park property which sadly suffered a dreadful fire. As mentioned before, Architects have now been chosen to work on the building recreating some of the lost rooms and providing new areas for exhibitions.
This is the last year that you can visit the house in it's present state before it is closed for several years while the building work takes place.
On this visit, the basement was also open. It was here that the fire started, the café and shop were located here too.
|This is the entrance to the basement.|
|You can see right up, through the floors that would have been above.|
|The charred beams are apparent.|
|The modern paint peeled off to show the old paint underneath.|
The fabulous Marble Hall, what a tragedy.
The State Bedroom lost its modern red wallpaper to reveal blue panelling underneath. Within this room, the most expensive piece of furniture would have proudly stood. Luckily the silk embroidered bed curtains had just been restored before the fire and were in the cupboard so the fire men were able to dash them to safety. If you'd like to read more about the bed, have a look here.
As soon as the renovation is complete, I'll be back to have a look!