Blenheim Palace – East Courtyard Clock Tower Repairs
Listed Status: Grade I
The early 18th Century clock tower, overlooking the Kitchen Court and North Court, was in poor condition prior to the works. Many years of exposure to the weather had resulted in large areas of deteriorating stonework and some very tired looking clock faces. Corroding iron cramp damage was extensive.
Nick Cox Architects were appointed to review the condition of the clock tower and schedule the necessary repairs before going on to oversee the repair works on site. The works required a number of specialist contractors to carry out an extensive programme of masonry repairs; repairs and alterations to the lead roof coverings and internal rainwater pipes; repair and redecoration of the timber stair enclosure; overhaul of the original clock mechanism and the redecoration and re-gilding of the four clock faces.