Welcome to Granville & Burbidge

Established in 1986, Granville & Burbidge are a team of internationally trained conservators, qualified to advise and undertake high quality treatment on a wide variety of materials and objects, including wall paintings and polychrome sculpture; marble, alabaster, plaster, terracotta, and painted and gilded objects, such as furniture and frames. More information about Granville & Burbidge can be seen in the About section.

We have worked for a wide range of clients, from national heritage bodies and museums to cathedrals and private owners. You can view some case studies of our work here.

If we can be of assistance, you can find our details in the Contact section.

LATEST WORK: St Jude’s Church, Kennington, London SE1 The mural is situated in a Victorian church built in 1899; it was painted by Alfred Egerton Cooper RBA (1883-1974) to commemorate the end of WWI. In 2013, the mural was vandalised with graffiti and after discussion with the church it was decided to carry out cleaning of the mural in conjunction with the removal of the graffiti. There were also cracks and losses to the plaster support which were filled and integrated with the original. The carved and gilded frieze above the mural was also cleaned and partially re-gilded. See below, showing Christ with graffiti and half background cleaned

General view

Read about our work at Kennington here.

Recent Work

Details of several recent projects. Read more »

The Dacre Monument at Chelsea Old Church

Context view of Dacre Monument

Baron Dacre

The Dacre Monument “which is an unusually fine example of Elizabethan sculpture” commemorates Gregory Fiennes, 10th Baron Dacre (b. 1539, d. 1594) and his wife Anne Sackville (d.1595) who he married in 1565, and also their daughter Elizabeth who died in infancy. The monument is attributed to Nicholas Johnson (d. 1624). There is a lavish use of materials; marble, alabaster, carved wood and stone and polychromed decoration. Besides the lifelike effigies of Lord and Lady Dacre, there is use of heraldry and symbolic motifs popular at that time. ‘Dacre Monument’.

You can read all about Granville & Burbidge's work on the Dacre Monument here.