Glass roof to protect John Nash design at Attingham Park
A new roof is being installed at a Grade I listed stately home in Shropshire.
The structure, made from steel and glass and weighing 20 tonnes, is being fitted over an 18th Century roof, designed by John Nash, at Attingham Park, outside Shrewsbury.
Project curator Sarah Kay said architect John Nash was "pioneering", with the curved glass design allowing lots of light into the picture gallery.
However, she said it was also flawed and allowed rain to leak through.
The current work, two years in the planning, is part of a £1.4m restoration at Attingham Park, which is due to be completed in September.
Joanne Writtle from BBC Midlands Today reports.
20 Aug 2014
- From the section Shropshire