One of South Yorkshire’s finest historic buildings has undergone a £100,000 restoration programme to protect its heritage for future generations.
The repair work and a complete redecoration of the main reception rooms at the mansion in Thrybergh Park, Rotherham, follows structural problems at the former neo-gothic home of the Fullerton family.
Both main reception rooms have been completely redecorated following the replacement of the ceilings that were developing structural issues due to building’s age.
Chris Allen, chairman of Rotherham Golf Club which uses the building as its clubhouse, said woodworm was discovered in some of its oak beams.
The mansion is also a sought-after location for weddings.
Mr Allen said: “We noticed that the floor in the rooms above the reception rooms was sinking so we called in structural engineers to assess the problem.
“They discovered some of the original oak beams had dropped and some woodworm.
“The beams had also shrunk and bowed so much that the floor was coming away from the walls.
“We had the beams replaced and took the opportunity to refurbish the reception rooms which are used for weddings.
“They now have vaulted ceilings throughout featuring chandeliers and LED mood lighting that can change to match a bride’s colour scheme.”
To bring the venue up to top hotel standard, the ladies’ changing rooms and toilets have been completely modernised.