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May 2022

There’s a new large project underway at the moment, a historic reconstruction model of the famous Rockingham Castle in Leicestershire.

The Castle is in private hands but open regularly to the public and to enhance the visitor experience I have been commissioned to create a model of how it appeared in the 13th century. This is a very exciting prospect and a large proportion of April was taken up with analysing old maps, drawings and historical accounts from the castle’s archives. After gathering all of the available information I have been able to recreate the layout of the castle in the form of plans and drawings. May and June will be spent on constructing the model from these plans and I can’t wait to get started.

The model will be unveiled in July and you can learn more about Rockingham Castle by clicking here

Above is the iconic Great Gate at Rockingham Castle, its form has remained almost unchanged since the 13th century. Similar gate towers still exist at Windsor Castle and date from the same period.

Below is one of the many elevation drawings drafted for the model. This one shows a likely design for the shell keep which was completely demolished prior to the Civil War.

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Please feel free to get in touch to make an appointment. Remember that it is possible to create models of any type of building, from town house to shop or country house. Without a site visit this makes the ultimate in surprise gifts! This service is not limited to the UK and commissions are welcome from anywhere in the world! Please email me a single photo of your house and I will provide you with an estimate, or give me a call for more information. The usual cost of a house portrait model in a box frame is £2,160+vat. including a site visit to measure up. Without the site visit the cost starts at around £1,860+vat.   (more details about ‘small projects’ here).