Identification of former open hall supports proposed works

Extensions and alterations to a former medieval open hall house

This building had been insensitively altered and had substantial poor quality 20th century extensions. Initial proposals to remodel the building and provide a self contained annexe were not supported by the local planning authority.

Following historical and architectural research JME Conservation established that the building was formerly a medieval hall house of 14th or early 15th century origin and still contained remnants of medieval soot-blackened thatch in the roof-space. It was altered in the 17th century, and subsequently became two dwellings, before being reunited in the 19th century.

By demonstrating the differing level of significance of the various parts of the site JME Conservation was able to support the preparation of a successful application for planning and listed building consent for amended proposals