June 2023

New shingle roofing being installed from July 2023; major repairs are required beforehand due to age, previously botched repair efforts and timber failure.

Plaster works c.1960 covered up original set plaster finishes and caused the removal of ornate cornices and profiles. The image of the only Extant cornice below also displays the overlaid 1960s Gyprock ceilings which were installed throughout the whole building. The (just visible) protruding battens caused enormous damage to the original set plaster and ceiling roses. The Gyprock and the battens are now mainly removed and reconstruction is approx 75% complete. The ceiling roses have finely detailed leaf and berry motifs (difficult to see in the below image) now fully restored.

Extant cornice – Drawing room
Drawing room ceiling rose completed