Wednesday, 25 November 2015 15:31

Wallington Hall

Wallington is a fine C18th-century house to the west of Morpeth in Northumberland. The original building was constructed in 1688 as a hunting lodge, with the current structure largely dating to the first half the C18th.

S&CC Ltd worked with the National Trust to provide an inspection of the first-floor structure in the south-east and south-west wings. The report was intended to assess the robustness of the building for increasing visitor numbers and make recommendations concerning potential strengthening measures and advice about specific limitations in capacity for extra loads.

A key issue involved the extremely delicate 1740s stucco ceilings in the reception rooms below. The team was able to highlight a number of measures to reduce the risks to this ceiling structure. The inspection was able to offer advice about limitations to crowd loading in certain areas so that strategies could be put in place to channel visitors to secure areas of the structure.