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FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2017

    DECEMBER Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd December – The Garden of Delights returns with its collection of stalls with gifts handmade by artists – ideal Christmas presents. Tuesday 5th … Read more

GARDEN OF DELIGHTS – FRIDAY 1ST – SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2017

Springhead welcomes back “The Garden of Delights” Christmas Fair. Some 30 local artists will be exhibiting and selling their works including potters                                                               jewellers print makers stained glass carved wooden panels … Read more

HERITAGE LOTTERY GRANT AWARDED

  Springhead Revisited: Restoring the Rotunda     On the recent death of Rosalind Richards, the former life tenant of Springhead, ownership of the property reverted to the Springhead Trust. … Read more

HERITAGE LOTTERY GRANT AWARDED

 

Springhead Revisited: Restoring the Rotunda

 

 

On the recent death of Rosalind Richards, the former life tenant of Springhead, ownership of the property reverted to the Springhead Trust. To mark the occasion, with generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have embarked on a project to restore the Rotunda.

 

To date, the wrought ironwork of the cupola has been prepared, primed and painted, and the foliated finial has been gilded – The work carried out by Chris Hannam of Dorset Forge & Fabrication.

Additionally, a dedicated power supply and electrical distribution board have been installed near the Rotunda.

In October, local stonemasons Burfitt & Garrett will be conserving the stonework, including laying a new Purbeck stone base.

To acknowledge the enormous contributions made to Springhead and the Trust by Rosalind and her mother Marabel Gardiner, we have commissioned Andrew Whittle, a Dorset-based lettering artist, to carve a simple dedication to them in the circular central slab of the new base.

 

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