Established in 1995, McNeilage Conservation is a partnership based in Devon, and undertaking work in all parts of England and Wales. We specialise in two separate but related fields–

  • the conservation of wall and panel paintings
  • the conservation of church monuments and statuary & the repair of decorative/carved stone and plasterwork.

This dual specialism allows us to provide expertise and advice on a wide range of issues, such as the treatment of surviving polychrome on church monuments and structural problems affecting wall paintings.

Our clients include:

Cathedrals and parish churches
English Heritage
The National Trust
The Landmark Trust
The Churches Conservation Trust
Private individuals

Both partners are ICON accredited conservators.

The partners have also worked extensively abroad, both in education and on practical projects, in Italy, Sicily, Romania, Canada, Belgium, Finland and Israel.

One of our projects, the repair of pargetting on the Sun Inn, Saffron Walden, was joint winner of the 2013 Museums and Heritage Award for Conservation.

The judges commented "This was awarded to a project which was meticulous in its approach and which sees the contemporary application of a traditional craft in the beautiful conservation of an historic building."

In 2017 we were the recipients of a Special Commendation at the Devon Historic Buildings Trust Awards, for our work on the conservation of a 17th century painted plaster fireplace in Topsham, Devon, a scheme the judges considered as "conservation at its best."