Staircase house, the reconstruction of an Elizabethan staircase in Stockport, England.
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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.