Grand gates of Martindale restored to former glory

Martindale Hall’s grand entry gates have been restored to their former glory thanks to a group of volunteers from the Friends of Burra Parks and staff from Natural Resources Northern and Yorke.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke landscape ranger Darrin Bennett said 12 people participated in the working bee, focussing their attention on restoring the old sandstone and steel gates.

“The group spent two days repointing the original stonework, which was severely weathered, with a traditional lime-based mortar,” Mr Bennett said.

“Some of the volunteers and staff involved in the working bee have been trained in artisan stone masonry, so the restoration works completed will help to ensure that the gates will last for many generations to come.”

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