About Haddonstone Ltd
Established in 1971, Haddonstone is the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine landscape and garden ornaments in traditional, classical and contemporary designs. Haddonstone’s standard designs range from planters, statues, sundials and fountains to balustrades, paving, pier caps and follies. Haddonstone is a unique form of cast limestone with a surface texture similar to Portland stone. The material matures and weathers like natural stone yet, piece for piece, normally costs significantly less than quarried stone. Each design is hand made by Haddonstone in the UK using moulds created within the company’s extensive mould shops and studios. The ability to mould the Haddonstone material into almost any shape – producing new designs or replicating existing designs – has won the company numerous contracts including listed National Trust properties and prestige residential projects. Based at East Haddon, Northamptonshire, Haddonstone has beautiful show gardens where visitors can see many designs in a real garden setting. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Haddonstone also exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show. Visit website or request an inspirational 216 page brochure.
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Types of work undertaken
- Manufactured Stone (unlimited)
- Interior Landscaping Supplies (up to £100,000)
- Street, Garden Furniture And Sculpture (unlimited)
- Domestic (unlimited)
- Hard Landscaping Materials (unlimited)
- Commercial (unlimited)
- Water Feature and Irrigation Equipment (unlimited)
Sir Roy Strong's Laskett Gardens
Sir Roy Strong's Laskett Gardens are the largest private formal gardens to be created in England since 1945. Over almost four decades he has transformed a four acre field into a series of stunning garden rooms with vistas, ascents and descents. The garden and his house feature many Haddonstone designs, from statues and finials to garden structures and house facade embellishments. Formerly the Vegetable Garden, the newly transformed area of the acclaimed Laskett Garden is called the Colonnade Court - an elegant concourse area featuring Haddonstone designs. Opened in 2014, the exquisite addition to the Laskett Garden features many of Haddonstone's fine garden ornaments and architectural stonework including an Ionic Column Colonnade, busts of Antoninus Pius and Septimius Severus positioned upon Queen Anne Pedestals, Griffin Plaques and a series of Large Versailles Vases. Numerous Haddonstone ornaments and architectural elements have been used to enhance The Laskett since the gardens creation in 1974, many of which are unique owing to Sir Roy Strong's penchant for painting the ornaments in his garden. Sir Roy Strong is a well-known historian and garden writer. He was Director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1967 to 1973 and of the V&A from 1974 to 1987. He was knighted in 1983.
Coworth Park Hotel
Coworth House is a country house dating back to 1776, set in 240 acres of picturesque Berkshire parkland. In 2008, the house was purchased by the Dorchester Collection, with the intention of turning Coworth House into a luxury hotel and spa. Haddonstone was approached to supply architectural stonework for the renovation of the hotel. The design of the freshly enhanced building was conceived to acknowledge Coworth's surroundings and the history of the original manor house at the heart of the development. This meant using Haddonstone was an obvious choice with its ability to replicate the existing stonework on the main building. Haddonstone provided all of the architectural stonework for the project, matching the profiles of the original historic structure by taking mouldings from original stonework on site before the core structure was partly demolished and subsequently rebuilt. The models were then enhanced to replicate the authenticity of the original designs. Coworth Park is an example of how Haddonstone's cast stone material can enhance and successfully refurbish a unique environment whilst meeting specific specifications. It also shows that original architecture and its associated classical landscape can be restored and enhanced by choosing a material which will complement the existing building and achieve the design aims desired. In this way the country's architectural and landscape heritage can be preserved for future generations.
Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel
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.
Leazes Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Leazes Park in Newcastle upon Tyne is the largest public park in the city and is located next to Newcastle United Football Club. With a long history dating back to 1873, the park was in desperate need of refurbishment after over 100 years of use for public recreation. In 2001 the Leazes Park Restoration Project, supported by the Friends of Leazes Park, were awarded £4.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Bid and Newcastle Council to restore the park. The refurbishment was extensive and Haddonstone were approached to recreate the urns and statues that stood in the park during its first few decades. This was a challenge for Haddonstone's craftsmen as only one surviving urn and a number of Victorian postcards were available to work from! Starting from such limited resources, Haddonstone had to carve models from scratch. After producing the models, moulds were made before the statues and urns were cast for the park. Haddonstone's craftsmen created a pair of imposing reclining lions weighing 1000kg each. Like all the designs, the lions were subsequently added into the Haddonstone standard collection. Haddonstone also produced; six classical urns nearly one metre tall with elaborate acanthus leaf decoration, a pair of elegant statues representing music and poetry standing just under two metres tall and an exquisite pair of left and right handed eagles. To find out more about Haddonstone visit the website www.haddonstone.com
The St Ives Modro System at Vauxhall
Haddonstone's St Ives Modro System, inspired by a 1950s Barbara Hepworth textile design, has now been relocated to the corner of Black Prince Road and Newport Street, London SE11 6AY - just 150 metres from Damien Hurst's acclaimed new gallery. Although now showing signs of wear - following two moves, the installation can still impress visitors. The bold three dimensional form was used initially as part of the Chelsea Fringe before it moved to Tate Britain for the duration of the "Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World" exhibition. It has now taken permanent residence at Vauxhall. The concept for the unique modular design is inspired by Hepworth's textile design in striking black and white colours. Haddonstone has transformed the design into a three dimensional form with contrasting smooth Portland colours against textured Slate colours. The segments create a formal seating layout softened by planted sections in the composition of the Hepworth design. The St Ives Modro System allows designers, developers and private clients to enhance any open space with a robust contemporary design - whether a private garden, public park, commercial or residential development. Being modular, a client can either recreate the Hepworth design in its entirety or just use certain elements, either to create an entirely new shape or just to use a particular segment of the original. To find out more visit the website www.haddonstone.com.
Eton College Fountain Restoration
Haddonstone was approached to replicate the triple tiered fountain in the Cloister Court of Eton College, the world famous public school in Berkshire. The Cloister Court area dates back to 1450, just ten years after the school was founded by Henry VI, with the court providing residential accommodation for priests and Fellows. The original fountain was leaking badly and had been repaired with lead and other sealants numerous times; the only way forward was to create a replica. When the fountain arrived back at our studios in Northampton for mouldings to be cast, the company's craftsmen found that it had eroded so much that very little of the original stone actually remained. The company was faced with a problem, having already committed to replicating the fountain. It was decided to carve the design from scratch based on the original as well as various other historic references, so that the fountain would appear to be a precise replica. The first off casting still stands proudly in place at Eton College. The Eton College Fountain has now become an iconic design in Haddonstone's standard collection. First launched at Haddonstone's "Garden of the Elements" exhibit at the 1993 Chelsea Flower Show, the fountain has sold worldwide and is a star attraction in the company's acclaimed show gardens in East Haddon, Northampton. To find out more visit the website www.haddonstone.com.