Emergency Works to Turret House
Manor Lodge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and one of Sheffield’s most important historic sites. The earliest known building on the site was a medieval hunting lodge. The Turret House, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned, was built in 1574 as a gatehouse and hunting tower and is the only building to have survived intact from the Tudor age. In front of the Turret House stands what remains of the coffin of Thomas de Furnival, the Norman Lord who was responsible for the building of Sheffields stone castle in 1270. Turret House is now used as a wedding venue.
Early in 2018, lead from the cupola on Turret House was stolen which effected the aesthetics of Turret House, but perhaps more importantly the structural integrity. As a busy wedding venue, the work needed to be completed quickly and without any disruption to the wedding schedule.
Within three weeks of initial enquiry Quadriga replaced the timber batons of the turret and also put new lead in place, including erecting and dismantling scaffold.
“Hi Richard, the finish on the work on the Turret House cupola is really very good. The guys have done exceptionally well in pretty cold and wet conditions. Please pass on my appreciation.” – Jon Bradley, Discovery and Access Manager, Green Estate Ltd.
Why use Quadriga?
- A team of multi-skilled specialists
- Experienced historic building restorers
- Dedicated to innovation
- Understand traditional and contemporary materials and techniques
- Quadriga believe in conservation