The Story of the Painshill Park Restoration Project

The Story of the Painshill Park Restoration Project

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Begun in 1981, this highly ambitious project aimed to save a site on the verge of becoming a 'lost' landscape. Archaeological investigation played a crucial role in establishing where and how features had been constructed originally.

The groundbreaking project to conserve and restore Painshill Park in Surrey has provided valuable lessons and inspiration for subsequent historic landscape conservation projects elsewhere.

The restoration of a classical 18th-century landscape:

A profile of Painshill's manager from 1981 to 2003