Jonathan Rhind Architects


Jonathan Rhind Architects have been based in Devon and Somerset for 30 years.

We specialise in historic buildings conservation and re-use, and new innovative, high-quality projects, often for difficult or controversial sites throughout the southwest


We have worked on many of the region's finest ancient and interesting buildings, from ruined castles to cob cottages and highly decorated churches to fabulous medieval and Georgian houses.

The practice was awarded the prestigious 2012 European Union/Europa Nostra prize for Conservation for The Gildhouse, Poundstock, North Cornwall.

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Technical blog: New designs within an historic environment

‘…a church of the eleventh century might be added to or altered in the twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, or even the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries; but every change, whatever history it destroyed, left history in the gap, and was alive with the spirit of the deeds done midst its fashioning. …read full post

Planning permission granted for Manor House alterations

Jonathan Rhind Architects are pleased to confirm that planning permission was granted for the extension and alteration of Westleigh Manor, Somerset. Using the pre-application consultation process Jonathan Rhind Architects worked closely with Sedgemoor District Council to gain approval within six weeks of registering the application. …read full post

Witches’ marks found in Devon threshing barn

During a recent site visit, several unusual marks were found on the walls inside a 19th Century threshing barn in North Devon. Director Jonathan Rhind and Technician Rick Gilroy were meeting with structural engineer Barry Honeysett and contractor Jamie Brown to discuss proposals for the conversion of the barn to... …read full post

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