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Wood and stone carving, letter cutting, joinery, repair of Ecclesiastical woodwork and stone masonry.


 Laurence Beckford's professional  career in wood and stone carving began in 1978 as an apprentice for the well  known company of Ecclesiastical woodworkers Herbert Read Ltd.  Primarily  as an Ecclesiastical carver Laurence has perfected techniques that enable him to  incorporate supportive skills allowing for a greater skill base from which he  can carry out his profession.  Laurence  is privileged to have been involved with many prestigious projects, examples  are: The ’signature’ carver for the renewal of the State Dining Room and  Octagon Dining Room ceiling bosses at Windsor Castle, the restoration of the  Grinling Gibbons carvings at Hampton Court Palace and the conservation of two  exterior Grinling Gibbons carvings at Holme Lacy, Herefordshire.  

Please see my CV here for a full list of the projects I have worked on.



Windsor Castle FireWindsor Castle Restoration after the 1992 Fire

For Information on Laurence’s work on the restoration of Windsor Castle after the 1992 fire,

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The process through which a carving is  created


sherborne 2

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh takes an interest


The majority of  images of carved and joinery details on this website are representative of the craftsmanship of both Laurence  Beckford and Brett Wright, no claim is made for all design details.   Particular design details of joinery and modelling can be accredited to various joiners, architects, designers  and sculptors - their details can be supplied on request. 

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Laurence Beckford is a Specialist Member of the Master Carvers Association

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