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The National Trust Cornice Range by Stevensons of Norwich is a collection of 48 historically authentic plaster cornices. The patterns have been measured from original mouldings in fifteen historic properties owned by the National Trust.

The Range is divided into four styles, broadly covering the period 1700-1840, and has been designed to work equally well in either a period house or more contemporary setting.

Stevensons of Norwich is the only plaster manufacturer licensed by the National Trust to produce decorative plasterwork, and the National Trust benefits from the sale of each cornice in this collection. Stevensons has a long history of working with the National Trust, and the company is known for the quality of its historic restoration work as well as new architectural interior plasterwork, made by hand using traditional methods in our factory in Norwich.

Our work with the National Trust is recognition of this renowned quality. We are pleased to have worked with the National Trust in developing this collection of authentically detailed plaster cornices.

By buying a product from this range you are helping to support the National Trust in looking after and conserving special places for everyone to enjoy.

Below are details of each National Trust house from which our cornice range has been selected together with the cornice patterns associated with each property.

Mottisfont House - National Trust

Mottisfont House

EG04 Mottisfont House Green Library Small

EG4 Early Georgian CorniceEG04   

A useful, classically correct, early Georgian moulding found in the Mottisfont Library

RG10 Mottisfont House Long Gallery East

RG10 - Mottisfont Long Gallery East Cornice

With handsome laurel and lotus leaf decoration, this cornice demonstrates a late Regency love of the exotic. Good for dining rooms and libraries

Saltram House - National Trust

Saltram House - National Trust

MG01 Saltram Plain 1

MG1 - Saltram Plain 1 CorniceMG01 Cornice Profile

From the ‘Rude Corridor’ at Saltram – so called because it is lined with mid-18th century titillating engravings!

MG02 Saltram Plain 2

MG2 - Saltram Plain 2 CorniceMG02 Cornice Profile

From another corridor at Saltram, a small and very useful Tuscan moulding

MG03 Saltram Red Stair

MG3 - Saltram Red Stair CorniceMG03 Cornice Profile

The walls of the Red Stair are no longer red. A simple yet attractive moulding very good for secondary rooms

NC10 Saltram Garden Room

NC10 - Saltram Garden Room CorniceNC10 Cornice Profile

A handsome foliate design for this Garden Room; deep undercut mouldings make this very suitable for a drawing room, dining room or library

RG09 Saltram Mirror Hall

RG9 - Saltram Mirror Room CorniceRG09 Cornice Profile

Late Regency, with an unusual and beautiful decorated soffit; would work well in drawing rooms and dining rooms

Stourhead - National Trust

Stourhead - National Trust
MG04 Stourhead Stair Hall Soffit

MG4 - Stourhead Stair Hall Soffit CorniceMG04 Cornice Profile

The interior of Stourhead was destroyed by fire in 1902 but underwent scholarly reconstruction carried out by Sir Aston Webb

NC08 Stourhead Library Ante - Chamber Plain

NC8 - Stourhead Library Ante - Chamber Plain CorniceNC08 Cornice Profile

A later 18th century moulding in a wing that survived the fire, which leads to Henry Hoare II’s magnificent Library; ideal for principal rooms

Erdigg - National Trust

Erdigg - National Trust  
MG06 Erddig Rear Staircase

MG6 - Erddig Rear Staircase CorniceMG06 Cornice Profile

A design taken directly from Palladio’s Quattro Libri, measured at the Roman Pantheon. Popular in the mid 18th century

NC01 Erddig Small Stair

NC1 - Erddig Small Stair CorniceNC01 Cornice Profile

A delicate moulding with enriched soffit derived from a simplified Doric order; ideal for use in stairs, halls and bedrooms

NC11 Erddig Drawing Room

NC11 Neo Classical CorniceNC11 Cornice Profile

A particularly elegant Honeysuckle design c. 1780-1790; works well in a tall room, but note the useful small projection

Croft Castle - National Trust

Croft Castle

MG07 Croft Castle Gothick Room

Mid Georgian MG07 CorniceMG07 Cornice Profile

As its name implies, a robust Gothick moulding dating from the mid-eighteenth century remodelling of this ancient building

MG08 Croft Castle The Gallery

MG08 Mid-Georgian Cornice MG08 Cornice Profile

A richly detailed Georgian Gothick moulding, particularly good for use in libraries, dining rooms or bedrooms

Attingham Park - National Trust

Attingham Park - National Trust

NC03 Attingham Park Lady Berwick's Washing Room

NC03 Neo-Classical Cornice NC03 Cornice Profile

A smaller moulding from this great Neo-classical house; with delicate lotus leaf detail, it is excellent for bedrooms and smaller sitting rooms

NC05 Attingham Park Servants Hall

NC05 Neo-Classical CorniceNC05 Cornice Profile

Used extensively ‘below stairs’ at Attingham, a plain and attractive moulding for smaller rooms. The frieze adds height

NC06 Attingham Park Lady Berwick's Dressing Room

NC06 Neo-Classical CorniceNC06 Cornice Profile

Adjacent to the Washing Room (NC03), this moulding has a similar scale but greater enrichment; excellent for a drawing room or for bedrooms

NC09 Attingham Park Lady Berwick's Sitting Room

NC09 Neo-Classical CorniceNC09 Cornice Profile

The third in a suite including NC03 and NC06, all three relate well to one another. With its enriched soffit, this is the grandest of the three

RG01 Attingham Park Nash Stair Small

RG01 Small Regency Cornice RG01 Cornice Profile

John Nash made significant alterations to the house in 1805; this cornice is part of that work. Can be used reversed in rooms with low ceilings

Killerton - National Trust

NC07 Killerton Study

NC07 Neo-Classical CorniceNC07 Cornice Profile

A handsome design from this elegant house in Devon; ideal for drawing rooms, libraries and dining rooms

RG02 Killerton Entrance Hall

RG02 Regency CorniceRG02 Cornice Profile

Later in date than the Study (NC07), this moulding is an attractive and versatile Regency design that works well in many rooms

Calke Abbey - National Trust 

Calke Abbey

RG04 Calke Abbey Waiting Room

RG04 Regency CorniceRG04 Cornice Profile

Calke Abbey, a house lost in time, has a number of Regency mouldings in the ground floor rooms. This is the smallest and most versatile

RG06 Calke Abbey Study

RG06 Regency CorniceRG06 Cornice Profile

A more elaborate moulding from one the Estate Rooms at Calke; excellent in dining rooms, drawing rooms and bedrooms

Berrington Hall - National Trust

Berrington Hall
NC02 Berrington Hall Lord Rodney's Bedroom Lobby

NC02 Neo-Classical CorniceNC02 Cornice Profile

A small, simple cornice designed by Henry Holland; excellent for use in any smaller secondary room or corridor

NC04 Berrington Hall Estate Office

NC04 Neo-Classical CorniceNC04 Cornice Profile

A handsome plain moulding for use in bedrooms, corridors and smaller rooms

NC12 Berrington Hall Entrance Hall

NC12 Large Neo-Classical CorniceNC12 Cornice Profile

A harmonious design by Henry Holland; the original is gilded but this moulding would look well painted to match a decorative scheme

EG03 Clandon Park Chintz Bedroom

EG03 Small Early Georgian CorniceEG03 Cornice Profile

From an attic bedroom at Clandon, the 1731 trophy house by Giacomo Leoni renowned for its splendid Marble Hall

EG07 Clandon Park Gallery

EG07 Early Georgian Dentil CorniceEG07 Cornice Profile

An Ionic cornice taken from a first floor door surround at the Clandon Marble Hall

Hatchlands Park - National Trust

Hatchlands Park

EG01 Hatchlands Park Estate Office 1

EG01 Early Georgian Cornice EG01 Cornice Profile

A small yet robust ovolo moulding, suitable for secondary rooms and lower ceilings

EG02 Hatchlands Park Estate Office 2

EG02 Early Georgian Plain CorniceEG02 Cornice Profile

A good plain early Georgian cyma found in the Estate wing at Hatchlands Park

MG05 Hatchlands Park Music Room Ante Chamber

MG05 Mid-Georgian CorniceMG05 Cornice Profile

Another Edwardian moulding in an authentic mid eighteenth century manner; a versatile moulding that would look well in many rooms

MG09 Hatchlands Park Entrance Hall

MG09 Mid Georgian Dentil CorniceMG09 Cornice Profile

An early design by Robert Adam, derived from James Gibbs’s Doric order – a very architectural moulding

MG10 Hatchlands Park Boscowen Room Plain

MG10 Mid-Georgian CorniceMG10 Cornice Profile

A beautiful moulding for use in drawing rooms and other principal rooms; care should be taken in setting out to ensure correct bracket spacing

MG11 Hatchlands Park Entrance Hall

MG11 Mid-Georgian CorniceMG11 Cornice Profile

Robert Adam’s design (simplified in MG09); a bold egg and dart and beautiful florets to the soffit; requires a generous ceiling height

MG12 Hatchlands Park Boscowen Room

MG12 Large Mid-Georgian Cornice MG12 Cornice Profile

A very good enriched Corinthian cornice with attractive brackets and florets. Requires a generous ceiling height

Fenton House - National Trust

Fenton House

RG03 Fenton House Porcelain Room

RG03 Regency CorniceRG03 Cornice Profile

A moulding with similar character as RG02, but more delicate; the Porcelain Room is famously decorated by John Fowler

EG05 Fenton House Garden Room

EG05 Early Georgian Cornice EG05 Cornice Profile

A dentil cornice found in the ground floor of Fenton House in Hampstead – one of the few early cornices to survive in the house

RG07 Fenton House Dining Room

RG07 Regency CorniceRG07 Cornice Profile

An attractive Regency moulding with enriched foliate decoration; suitable for many rooms where a delicate effect is sought

Mompesson House - National Trust


EG08 Mompesson House Entrance Hall

EG08 Plain Large Early Georgian CorniceEG08 Profile

One of three early Georgian mouldings from Mompesson House, one of the most beautiful houses in Salisbury Cathedral Close

EG09 Mompesson House Dining Room Plain

EG09 Early Georgian CorniceEG09 Cornice Profile

The plain-run mouldings match the proportions of the original perfectly. Enriched versions are available in the bespoke range

EG10 Mompesson House Small Drawing Room Plain

EG10 Early Georgian Cornice

All three Mompesson cornices will create a strong, architectural character and would relate well to one another in adjacent rooms

EG11 Mompesson House Entrance Hall Enriched

EG11 Early Georgian CorniceEG11 Cornice Profile

With the same profile as EG08, but enriched with delicate floral and leaf motifs. A robust moulding

EG12 Mompesson House Dining Room Enriched

EG12 Early Georgian CorniceEG12 Cornice Profile

With a strongly modelled Egg and Dart moulding; this cornice needs a generous ceiling height and well-dimensioned room to breathe

EG13 Mompesson House Small Drawing Room Enriched

EG13 Early Georgian CorniceEG13 Cornice Profile

Of a similar scale to EG12, this cornice has unusual shell and harebell motifs in place of a conventional egg and dart moulding

EG14 Mompesson House Dining Room Apse

EG14 Large Early Georgian Cornice EG14 Cornice Profile

This handsome, architectural moulding works well in a more masculine room. Care must be taken in the setting out of the brackets

A la Ronde - National Trust

A la Ronde

RG08 A la Ronde Library

RG08 Regency CorniceRG08 Cornice Profile

A useful and attractive Regency design found in several rooms of this extraordinary sixteen-sided folly in Devon

Carlyle House - National Trust

Carlyle House

EG06 Carlyle's House Dining Room

EG06 Early Georgian CorniceEG06 Cornice Profile

A mid-sized Doric cornice which will achieve a handsome, plain, architectural effect

RG05 Carlyle's House Sitting Room

RG05 Regency CorniceRG05 Cornice Profile

Part of the mid-19th century redecoration of Carlyle’s handsome townhouse in Chelsea; an unusual profile, but very good in situ

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