Castle Eden, County Durham

Conversion and Repair Works


Castle Eden was constructed by Rowland Burdon, a wealthy industrialist in the 18th Century.  This gothic mansion has undergone a number of uses, including the offices of the National Coal Board. 


The Grade II building became derelict in the late 1960’s and the condition slowly deteriorated.


The house was returned to use as a private home in 1999 and an extensive programme of refurbishment was carried out by the new owner to bring the castle and grounds back to its former glory.


Nicholson Nairn were commissioned to carry out a number of separate projects on the building, including repair works to the first floor following a fire, the conservation of the existing gate house to create an office and orangery area, the creation of a new access driveway across the castle grounds and the creation of a detached oak framed garage building.