As Dr. Stratton explored the hidden depths of the mansion, he confirmed Lady Eleanor’s worst fears. The stream beneath the manor had long been disrupted by a collapsed tunnel. The water, unable to flow freely, had seeped upward, saturating the very core of the mansion.
Confronted with irrefutable evidence, Lord Kensington reluctantly consented to Dr. Stratton’s plan. Together, they embarked on an extensive restoration project, involving excavation beneath the manor and the installation of modern drainage systems to divert the water away from the foundations.
The restoration was a colossal undertaking, involving a team of skilled craftsmen, engineers, and laborers who worked tirelessly to save the historic mansion. Lady Eleanor oversaw the project with determination, bridging the gap between the old and the new, preserving the manor’s heritage while embracing modern techniques.