Renovation of Grade I listed Manor House
The renovation of Grade I listed Manor House, Greenham Barton is progressing well with repairs to the fabric of the building due to be completed by the Summer.
The Medieval Manor House had suffered many years of neglect before the current owners purchased the property and began the careful conservation of this important and beautiful building. The exterior of the building had become choked with vegetation and the interior was suffering from a lack of maintenance with leaking and poorly maintained roof coverings contributing to the decline of the once grand rooms.
Re-slating of the roof together with repairs and rebuilding of the chimneys is now nearing completion, along with masonry works and repointing. Areas of old cement render are being removed and repointed with lime mortar. A new Purbeck stone floor is currently being laid in the great hall and parlour, and works to repair the decorative plasterwork ceilings will follow the completion of the floors.
The clients are delighted to see the historic building coming back to life with this conservation work. As well as securing the historic fabric of the building, they are keen to ensure that it can be run in an environmentally responsible manner and have tried to incorporate sustainable methods where possible including a ground source heat pump to provide most of the energy needs of the house.
As well as repairs and conservation to the fabric and works to upgrade the services, rooms will be redecorated and new bathrooms and kitchen installed. The historic building will not only be conserved, but also given a new lease of life as a welcoming family home.
To read our original blog about the beginning of the project see here.