Fawsley Walled Garden

Northamptonshire

Construction of Fawsley Hall was commenced during the early 15th century by the Knightley family. A second phase of building works were undertaken during Tudor times, with the Georgian wing being added in the early 18th century along with the re-modelling of the North wing. There is record that Queen Elizabeth I was entertained at the house in 1575.

Brief Description of Works: 

Messenger was awarded the contract for the restoration and reconstruction of brickwork to the brick-walled kitchen gardens and the Gardener’s Cottage. Further works were carried out to the cast iron greenhouse, the apiary, dipping pond and other ancillary buildings. Landscaping works to the surrounding areas and garden were then completed, along with the reinstatement of the garden footpaths.

Contract Details: 

Value: £770k
Client: Trustees of Fawsley Settlement
Duration: 34 weeks
Completion: March 2014