Haddonstone Ltd

Haddonstone Ltd

The Forge House, East Haddon,, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, NN6 8DB

  • T: 01604 770711

Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel

  • Location: Buckinghamshire
Haddonstone restored the historic double-tiered fountain at the Stoke Park Club – the prestigious hotel and country club in Buckinghamshire.

The craftsmen at Haddonstone created an exact replica of the ornate design, which comprises six dolphins on the lower tier and one on the upper level. The dolphins support two bowls with bold gadrooning around the base and egg and dart detailing on the rim. The fountain was originally commissioned by Wilberforce Bryant, the owner of the estate from 1887 to 1906. The original was stolen in 1960 with only the Dolphin’s base remaining.

After experiencing many problems with the previous replica fountain, Stoke Park Club decided to approach Haddonstone for a new replica. Hertford King of Stoke Park Club said: “We used Haddonstone because we have bought pieces from them for decades and have always had good experiences with regards to quality and durability.”

Haddonstone took moulds from the existing stonework to make plaster models. These were then re-carved and enhanced to recreate the intricacy of the original designs, before being used as the master for production moulds. The Haddonstone pieces were then cast from these moulds.

Stoke Park was opened as a country club in 1908 with the park’s golf course listed as one of the top 100 courses in the world. The fountain is set in 350 acres of formal landscaped grounds that were designed by Humphry Repton.