Now that the first stage of restoration work on Chawton House has been
completed under the auspices of the Bosack Kruger Foundation, work is
scheduled to recommence this summer for anticipated completion by the end of
2002. In addition to roof repairs, the external works include repairs to
windows and stonework, following on from the work already completed on the
New door leading to courtyard
Internal works include structural repairs to floor/ceiling timbers, a general upgrade to meet fire regulations, restoration of panelling, repairs to existing staircases, insertion of additional stairways, repair and upgrade of plumbing and electrical systems, and the installation of information technology and communication networks.
Panelled reading room with rotten panelling
As Director of Chawton Estate, Jane Alderson is responsible for the project planning and direction of the building and restoration work associated with the house and the estate, and the ongoing operations management and administration.