Hardwick Hall at Doe Lea, Chesterfield is one of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses and stands in fine historic parklands . The hall was built by Bess of Hardwick, Elizabethan England's second richest woman, and has survived almost unchanged.
Croft has completed repair work over two separate phases to the stone boundary walls and archways :-
- Taking down and rebuilding with existing and replacement stones, grouting, strengthening with ties.
- Rubble filling to core of walls where partially re-built or isolated face stones replaced.
- Tying and grouting of double skin coursed stone walls with rubble core.
- Pinning fractures and grouting.
- Installing ties and pointing ends with hydraulic lime mortar.
- Grouting walls.
Croft also completed the refurbishment of a unique collection of holiday cottages in the original Stable block in the grounds of Hardwick Hall comprising:- These charming cottages allow for home from home holidays on the splendid Hardwick estate.