RESTORATION work is set to take place at a popular stately home.

Wentworth Woodhouse have chosen the Woodhead Group to carry out the repair, restoration and replacement of the building’s 16,000+ square foot roof, as part of its 25-year Masterplan.

The £5million phase of work will see the Woodhead Group deliver major conservation work over the next two years.

Wentworth Woodhouse is a grade II listed building and is one of England’s greatest historic structures and is over 390 years old.

The Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust (WWPT) was established in 2014 to secure the future of the building and its grounds for the benefit of the nation.

Giles Proctor, Historic England’s Heritage At Risk Architect, said: “Most of the vast east front will be repaired, securing this great house for future generations to enjoy”.

Julie A Kenny, CBE DL, Chair of the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Woodhead Group on what is arguably the greatest restoration project for a generation.

The roof repairs that form the bulk of this phase of works are critical, as water ingress has caused so much damage in recent years. This vital work will make a very real difference in halting the decline of the mansion.”

The initial roofing works of this phase are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.