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Exciting repair and renovation works to manor house

— 25 Apr 2018


A view of the front of the manor house with its arched entrance and tower over


There are many original details throughout the property which need careful restoration


The decorative plaster work of the ceiling in the parlour


20th Century soil stacks will be removed and the vegetation removed from the rear to restore the elevations to nearer their original appearance


Although the fabric of the building will be restored to prevent decay the restoration will be ‘light touch’ so as not to lose the subtle changes that have been done over time and are part of the building’s character

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Jonathan Rhind Architects have been working on the drawings and schedule of work for the renovation of Greenham Barton, a grade I listed manor house set in around 50 acres situated within the small hamlet of Greenham in South West Somerset.

The clients, who purchased the property in 2017, are experienced and knowledgeable having previously restored a medieval hall in Suffolk. They have now moved to a nearby cottage to be close to the manor house when work starts this summer.

The manor’s current condition could be described as having been subject to benign neglect and the new owners are looking to restore this important building and surrounding site to a significantly better condition.

Working closely with the local conservation officer Tony Garrett, and Jenny Cheshire and Rhiannon Rhys from Historic England and with significant help from the renowned archaeologist Stuart Blaylock, senior architect Julian Clayton and technologist David Bridges submitted the listed buildings application late last year and are pleased to confirm that listed building consent has now been granted.

Julian stated how pleased he was that the collaborative approach preferred by Jonathan Rhind Architects had resulted in a timely approval of the application.

‘I am now looking forward to starting on site to begin the restoration of this marvellous medieval manor house.’

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