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Prospects for thr Prospect Room: the Proposed Strengthening of an Elizabethan Timber Floor at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

The Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall is famous for the panoramic views it offers of the Nottinghamshire countryside. It has been closed since 1958, when the floorboards were removed and three steel trusses added across the room to provide essential support to the oak joists and ceiling. This paper describes a proposal to strengthen the joists within their own depth to permit the floor to be relaid and the room reopened to the public as part of the museum housed within this grade 1 listed building. C.K. Jolly and K.J. Brown

Author(s): Jolly, C K;Brown, K J

Keywords: wollaton hall, nottingham;timber;floors;16th century;analysis;trusses;decay;loads;strength;repairing;strengthening;cables;ceilings;steel