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New fire detection system to be installed at Belton House near Grantham




Belton House
Belton House

A new fire detection system is to be installed at Belton House, after the current system was described as ‘sub-standard’ in an application to South Kesteven District Council.

The existing fire safety alarms in the mansion house, and in the North and West wings, are 15 years old, and found not to be up to the required standards when inspected by the The National Trust’s operational fire risk specialist. A Belton House spokesman said: “The project is not to replace our existing system, it is to extend the system by putting in additional smoke detectors and to move some devices so that the system will respond even quicker should a fire start.”

They added: “The current system was installed in 2012/13 and provides adequate coverage. Given the importance of the collection at Belton we wanted to ensure we have the best coverage possible.”

The plans say the installation will be undertaken in close consultation with the project conservator, to minimise the impact on the historic fabric of the house, and will not affect visiting times with the mansion set to open as scheduled on March 12.



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