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Jonathan Rhind Architects Newsletter

— 06 Feb 2019


New appointments and an exciting new look for Devon and Somerset firm, Jonathan Rhind Architects


The Farmers Arms has been brought back to life, with the thoughtful conservation of the historic grade II listed building.


From agricultural barn to bright and airy family home. Class Q legislation allows for barn conversions in beautiful countryside locations.


Jonathan Rhind Architects have been working on several grant aided projects such as the Heritage lottery funded work at grade II* listed Halsway Manor in Somerset.


Jonathan Rhind Architects will be producing Management Plans to identify the scope of repair works as part of the Dartmoor National Park’s repair grant scheme


Our knowledge and technical articles give an insight into some of the issues you might encounter on your building project

Farmers Arms conservation rooflight detail

Our annual newsletter is an important way for us to keep in touch with our clients and friends of the practice. We include highlights from the year gone by which this year has included the exciting news that Julian Clayton, Mark Raby and Martin Sturley-Hayes have been appointed as Directors and equity shareholders in the Company. This has helped to consolidate Jonathan Rhind Architects’ position in the field of conservation architecture.

Reflecting our continued expansion, we are launching our new branding for the company which you will begin to see rolling out this year. Click here to read more.

The latest newsletter has also included project news such as:

Works Complete at the Farmers Arms, Woolsery

The first phase of the regeneration of Woolsery village is now complete with the opening of the pub at the heart of the village for locals and visitors alike to enjoy, and has injected new life into what were tired and derelict buildings. The project involved both the renovation and repair of the existing grade II listed cob and thatched building as well as creating a lofty new barn extension to improve the accommodation on the site and access to the building. See here for more information.

Class Q Barn Conversion to a family home

Taking advantage of Class Q planning legislation and converted in only 10 months, the transformation of an agricultural barn to a modern, spacious family home is complete. Maximising on the stunning south facing views the conversion retains a sense of the agricultural roots of the original building whilst creating a modern feel.

Our technical blog summarises the criteria of Class Q permitted development.

Another Busy year for grant aided projects

We have had another busy year working with various clients on their grant aided projects ranging from Heritage Lottery funded work at Halsway Manor and Christ church, Weston-super-Mare to a Historic England grant at Lupton House.

We are also excited to be working alongside Dartmoor National Park on Restoration Management Plans for traditional barns, grant aided by Natural England.

Knowledge and Technical blogs

You may have noticed we have started uploading to our blog page our ‘Knowledge and Technical’ articles giving an insight into the technical, unusual and interesting topics we encounter regularly.

Check out some of our articles on our blog page


We are currently looking for talented and interesting people to join our Devon team. We have a vacancy for a CIAT qualified Architectural Technician to join our Barnstaple office to work on interesting projects such as Class Q conversions, high end houses and a greenfield commercial wedding venue. Please see our recruitment page for more information. 

Please click here, if you would like to subscribe to our newsletter and keep informed of some of the interesting projects we have been working on. 

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