Jun 20, 2013
Judges described it as 'an intelligent, sympathetic solution' which was 'beautifully resolved'. Wood carved patterns to panels, spandrels and mouldings, complex traditional wrought ironwork with a modern twist were all used to create the Anne Boleyn Gate - Carpenters from McCurdy & Co won best ‘small project’ at the 2012 Wood Awards. Materials will weather with age and eventually resemble their neighbour which is half a millennium older.
'With the union of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1533 work had begun on the construction of “Anne Bouillayne’s lodgynges at Hampton Courte”, including the new gatehouse between Base and Clock Courts. This talk will shed light on the design, craft and challenges that went to replicate a 500 year old gate – a new addition to Henry VIII’s Tudor palace.