Basildon Park, a National Trust Property, was built in 1776-83 by John Carr of York for Francis Sykes who made a fortune in service with the East India Company. This Palladian house consists of a 3-storey central block flanked by 2-storey pavilions. The interiors were completed by J.B. Papworth for the Liberal MP James Morrison, who bought Basildon in 1838. The house stood empty and neglected throughout the first half of the 20th century until it was bought and restored by Lord and Lady Iliffe. The interior boasts a richly decorated Neo-classical hall, a spectacular staircase hall with cantilevered stairs and arched first-floor gallery, an octagonal drawing room with heavy Italianate ceilings and an upstairs shell room created by Lady Iliffe.

This might have been a small project but the attention to detail and compliance is equally as important on all Archway Services projects at all levels.

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