PAYE Conservation

Conservation -Tudor (1455-1588)

The Tudor period 1455-1558

The ‘Tudor’ period can be seen as the final development in Medieaval architecture and included possibly the greatest upheaval in the life and history of the Church of England in the form of the Reformation. It saw a breakaway from Catholicism centred in Rome with the installation of King Henry VIII at its Head in 1534. Its effect was far reaching and felt in all architecture, not just that of ecclesiastical buildings; which were damaged and destroyed, but it saw the new development of a new wealthy gentry class who reclaimed large areas of land to build fine mansion houses on. Brickwork was the reserve of the privileged and was often used in conjunction with timber framework giving rise to the iconic black & white buildings we instantly feel typify Tudor architecture today

Experienced craftspeople...

PAYE Conservation believe it is imperative that only craftspeople who are experienced with traditional materials should ever undertake a repair in a building (or on an object) of historical significance. We always ensure that all works are extensively documented in both photographic and annotated forms; before, during and after any intervention (to provide a greater understanding of the building/objects chronology for the future). This can prove invaluable in developing and maintaining an associated archive

PAYE Completed Projects

Listed below are some Conservation Projects completed by PAYE Conservation. Clicking on a project will take you to a further larger image of an aspect of the project

Hampton Court
Knole House

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