Wallington is a Grade I listed mansion set in its designed-landscape, near Cambo, Northumberland. It is owned by the National Trust and has been open to the public since the 1960s. Wallington is a complex, multi-phase building with elements probably dating from the medieval period in the basements. It was rebuilt in the 1680s, largely remodelled in the 1740s, and the central courtyard was roofed over in the 1850s.
Our conservation management plan assessed the house and its collections in detail as they are fundamental in the significance of the place as we understand it today. The most important are the cycle of paintings in the Central Hall commissioned from William Bell-Scott, and nationally-significant collections of ceramics, books, and carriages. The conservation management plan included a detailed gazetteer of elements and spaces of the building which drew together archaeological data, historic plans and photographs from the archives, late 20th century material from the National Trust, and material on the collections themselves.