Crosby Granger Architects were appointed to carry out the historical research, assessment, and strategic management review, and develop and publish a Conservation Management Plan for Furness Abbey and Piel Castle, both in the Guardianship of English Heritage.
The Conservation Management Plan looks at the sites in several ways; firstly through an historical understanding of the development of the site through research and archival investigations, then by looking at the standing architecture as well as its archaeology.
Secondly, by assessing its Significance of both the site as a whole, and its individual elements, in comparison to other structures of similar type and period across the country, and Europe in the case of the Abbey.
Thirdly, by carrying out a condition survey of the structures as they stand in the present day, and understanding about their current state of repair and maintenance. The wider site was also evaluated, and wider issues reviewed, such as ownership, maintenance, access, security, signage, etc.
The condition surveys were carried out in addition, which helped inform the sections on significance, repair and maintenance. Possibilities for development and improvements were also explored, and a socio-economic review commissioned to establish the benefits of commercial development on the site. The Plan is due to be adopted by English Heritage later on in the year.
We acted as conservation consultants, tasked with carrying out a condition survey of the listed building, which facilitated the preparation of a schedule of repairs, to be costed by the QS. We provided advice and guidance in the design of details within or associated with the listed building, coordinated and liaised with the wider team members, and provided the necessary conservation advice where required
Thornthwaite Hall, is an impressive grade II listed hall house near the village of Bampton near to Haweswater in the county of Cumbria. The large farmhouse comprises a late 16th century tower and hall, however, the hall had fallen in to disrepair by the late 20th century with part of it used as a bank barn.
We are engaged as the Castle and Estate architects, researching, investigating, surveying, specifying and over-seeing works.
Eshton Hall is a listed grade II* country house located close to Gargrave in the Parish of Flasby with Winterburn, which is situated in North Yorkshire within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Craven District Council.