The farmstead which sat in the heart of an estate was surrounded by large arable fields and included a Threshing Barn, Granary and modern agricultural buildings but not a farmhouse!
The listed 6 bay threshing barn has a notable Elm timber frame with queen strut roof and was structurally sound but needed repairing. The timber framed Granary sits on 12 stone straddles and much of the original timber is intact internally.
In the C20th a farmhouse was demolished on the site. We were approached to design a new farmhouse for the farmstead. We proposed a plan which re-establishes the original farmstead pattern prior to the erection of the modern buildings. This includes the demolition of many of the steel portal buildings and lost landscape features such as the orchard and hedgerows.
The house was of a traditional design to fit with the wider farm and had a central core and a L shaped wing. Local buildings were studied to give an understanding of local building styles, their detailing and proportion this influenced the designs as they developed.
The barn and granary are not proposed for development and the proposals allow for repairs to these structures and replacement of the corrugated roofing panels with clay tiles.
We gained planning permission and listed building consent for this in June 2016.