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Celebrating 40 Years of Construction

#Throwbackthursday - 1989 - Grade II Listed Petworth House Wall


Working on behalf of The Leconfield Estate, MCS was appointed to carry out extensive works to a large section of the historic Grade II listed estate wall which surrounds Petworth House and was built circa 1755 and is some 8km in length.


Robust traffic management controls were implemented on the busy intersection of the A283, Horsham Road and North Road, to enable specialist MCS stonemasons to carry out restoration and duckbill anchor stabilisation works safely on the roadside wall, which reaches 10ft high in places.


Petworth House in the parish of Petworth, West Sussex, is a late 17th-century Grade I listed country house, rebuilt in 1688 by Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, and altered in the 1870s to the design of the architect Anthony Salvin.


It is the manor house of the manor of #Petworth. For centuries it was the southern home for the Percy family, Earls of Northumberland. Today the house is famous for its extensive art collection made by George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont (1751-1837), containing works by J. M. W. Turner. It also has an expansive deer park, landscaped by Capability Brown, which contains the largest herd of fallow deer in England.


Visit Petworth House: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park


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