The Restoration of the Tudor Fulham Palace
An illustrated talk on Wednesday 19th June by Community Archaeologist Alexis Haslam
Friends of Putney Library have organised an illustrated talk on Wednesday 19th June by
Community Archaeologist at Fulham Palace - "The Restoration of the
Tudor Fulham Palace".
The Palace is currently undergoing a 3 year £3.8 million restoration project with £1.88 million granted by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the remainder match funded. The scheme aims to restore our Tudor Quadrangle, bring key rooms such as the Great Hall back to life, improve access, and reintroduce historic varieties of plants once grown at the Palace by some of our more famous botanical bishops.
Part of the project has also involved community based archaeological investigations and in 2017 we undertook a large excavation in front of the Palace building. This dig produced a significant assemblage of early 17th century plaster work which had been removed from the Palace in the mid-18th century and dumped in what was then a paddock. A large medieval ditch was also found to contain significant quantities of kitchen waste dating to the Tudor period.
The project has provided a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to get involved with discovering more about the history and fabric of the Palace as we aim to restore our beautiful buildings and grounds to their former glory.
Free entry, but advised to book a ticket in advance from the library.