Killerton House, Devon

Killerton House, a National Trust property in Devon, was awarded funding as part of a major conservation project to protect this Grade II* listed building. The primary focus was to repair the leaking main roof, with vital restoration to the chimneys, parapets and redecoration to the interior and exterior.

The grant was used to rebuild seven historic chimneys to their original heights and features, providing aesthetic value and symmetry to the much-loved National Trust house.

Archive photographs of the mansion were carefully researched to inform the designs. Three chimneys have been lined and wood
burners introduced, using sustainably sourced logs from the estate.

The chimneys also have ventilation features to help with air circulation inside the mansion, removing the need for the previous air conditioning units.

Bryony White, Project Office with the National Trust, said " We're delighted that Valencia Communities Fund supported this important project. Their generous grant helped us make a huge difference to the look and feel of the house and their significant contribution helped us plug the funding gap. The chimneys really are the project's cherry on top!"

Photos courtesy of Malcolm Jarvis and Ewins Aerial Photography