Groby Old Hall was once the home of the Greys; Lady Jane Grey was briefly Queen of England and the state of the hall reflects the fall of a once mighty family.
The ruins of the hall are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. and a Listed structure.
Shortly before filming an episode ofTimeTeam at the site,cutting back of ivy had revealed a old doorway with archway that was about to collapse.
To avoid a disaster being caught on camera an emergency grant from English Heritage allowed emergency consolidation.
Temporary timbering was inserted to support the arch whilst filming was underway. Following this, the missing and collapsed door jambs and facing work were carefully rebuilt to provide the necessary support to the arch.
The work, carried out under our direction, was completed by Anthony Goode, conservation contractor.
Happily the Team Team filming was able to proceed in safety and produced some fascinating information about the history of the site.