Heritage Talk

20jul6:00 pm7:30 pmHeritage TalkThe restoration of Boston Manor House

Event Details

In the first of our Heritage Talks series, Architect Harriet Pillman shares her thoughts and experience of the restoration project at 400 year old Boston Manor House, focusing on historic detailing.

Harriet is an AABC accredited conservation architect who led the refurbishment project at Boston Manor House. She has worked at Purcell for 10 years focusing on the conservation and sensitive refurbishment to significant historic and listed buildings. Following further study of the architectural and social history of the historic country house in Britain and its contents, garden and landscape setting, she now specialises in the reinstatement and design of historic interior decorative schemes. She also has a keen interest in architectural conservation and reinstatement after disasters, focusing on fire damage in the UK and architectural charity projects abroad.

Harriet’s talk will give an overview on the recently completed refurbishment project at Boston Manor, covering the various stages of the project, the design, conservation and re-presentation briefs, unexpected challenges faced and exciting discoveries. Harriet will discuss how historic elements were repaired and how new interventions were sensitively incorporated and balanced against conservation demands at Boston Manor. Lastly, the talk will look at the historic interior scheme focusing on the re-presentation of a few of the key spaces.

Doors to the State Drawing Room for the talk will open at 18:30, though ticket holders are welcome to arrive from 18:00 and take time to visit the rest of the House or enjoy the café.

The talk will last around 45 minutes, with 15 minutes Q&A session. Buy your ticket here.



(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Boston Manor House

Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 9JX

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