Staircase house in Stockport 17 th century reconstruction, Laurent Robert Woodcarver, building front

Reconstruction of an Elizabethan staircase and carvings at Staircase house Stockport in England.

Scroll down to climb the stairs.

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Staircase house in Stockport 17 th century reconstruction, Laurent Robert Woodcarver, staircases 1
Staircase house in Stockport 17 th century reconstruction, Laurent Robert Woodcarver, staircases landing
Staircase house in Stockport 17 th century reconstruction, Laurent Robert Woodcarver, staircases landing up
Staircase house in Stockport 17 th century reconstruction, Laurent Robert Woodcarver, staircases panel
Staircase house in Stockport 17 th century reconstruction, Laurent Robert Woodcarver, new staircases
Staircase house in Stockport 17 th century reconstruction, Laurent Robert Woodcarver, staircases top landing

 Staircase house in Stockport is from the early seventeenth century and one of the few remaining wooden staircases in England from that period.

Its survival depended on the skills of carpenters, joiners and  carvers based in Devon. Due to damage from a fire which ruined the majority of the staircase and paneling.

The restoration team came to Stockport to assess what remained from the fire: charred newel post, panel stairs, treads and risers. They then (using conservation techniques) consolidated the fragments to start reconstruction in their workshop. I carved the strap-work under the supervision of Laurence Beckford while an apprentice.

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