Harrow Old Schools
The Old Schools is the original school building and is Grade I listed. The West wing, originally built in 1615, incorporates the panelled schoolroom from about the same date, the East wing was added in 1820. The school is responsible for educating some of the greatest minds in this country’s modern history.
Stone Edge Conservation have had a presence at Harrow School for over 8 years. This particular project has been the most demanding owing to the extent of the works, the number of trades involved and the restricted programme.
Working on the most historic and recognisable part of the school estate, the works entailed a replacement of the existing heating system, new luminaires throughout the building, refurbishment of the historic stained glass window, the introduction of a mezzanine walkway in the bursar’s office, internal and external redecoration throughout, masonry and timber repairs to the façade. Structural elements of the roof were also replaced before being retiled and a bespoke access ladder system was designed and installed to the timber fleche.
We are currently working on repairing and strengthening the existing original timber staircase.