A Grade II* listed bridge of more than 200 years old at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire is open again, more than two years after it was mostly destroyed by vandals. The bridge designed by architect Stephen Wright, dates from the 18th Century and crosses an ornamental lake that was created by the damming of the River Poulter by the Duke of Newcastle. The original stone was no longer available so as a close match and for its durability, the stone from bed four in Blockstone’s Cadeby Quarry was chosen. Bed heights of 800mm were required for the 660mm balusters.
Croft Building & Conservation and Ranco Stone Ltd replaced nearly 300 of the balusters as well as 16 linear metres each of plinths and copings and various other inserts and replacements.