A Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, gifted for the use and enjoyment of the people by Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens of the Stephens' Ink Company.

The programmme

A look at how the programme of funding will be set out over the next few years.

The Stephens House & Gardens restoration project will run from the summer of 2013 until the spring of 2017.

  • September 2013-February 2014: developing proposals for the gardens and consulting on these with users and stakeholders. With more consultation through February on the latest set of ideas.
  • February: bid submitted for a further application to the HLF for the main part of the grant.
  • 2014: will be spent developing detailed proposals that can be tendered out for construction. We’ll aim to go out to tender for construction work in the early part of 2015.
  • June 2014: Second bid has been successful for our main part of the fund.
  • 2015: The physical works will take about a 18months -2 years to complete, the work will be staggered to make sure as little of the gardens is disrupted at any time.
  • Spring 2017: Grand Opening of renovated gardens.


Home of 'Inky' Stephens

17 East End Road,
Finchley, London N3 3QE
T +44(0)20 8346 7812
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