The Knebworth House Education & Preservation Trust is delighted to see the final stage of the multiple year restoration of the Eastern Steps, Gate Pillars, Balustrades and Beasts at the entrance to the courtyard of Knebworth House. The structures deteriorated and disappeared over the years. Models were made and the work was made possible through an assisting grant from the Country Houses Foundation. It’s wonderful to see these fantastical creatures back on duty as guardians to the House and the project complete. Visitors to Knebworth House next year will be able to see the newly restored gryphons in place.
Martha Lytton Cobbold said, ”Knebworth House is on the English Heritage at Risk Register, and as such, it is a wonderful accomplishment to continue restoration projects of this scale. There is still much to do with only 5 of the 10 major phases complete, but we are delighted that the visitors can see the project works in progress. ”