Role: Project Architect

Crosby Granger Architects were awarded the project to carry out the analytical architectural investigation, costed condition survey and feasibility study for development of the fortified house of Burneside Hall South Lakeland and the Ruinous Gleaston Castle, Cumbria.

The project’s aim was to carry out full historical assessments of the sites in order to better understand the significance and their social and political history within the region between the 14th and 16th Century. Full condition surveys and structural surveys were also carried out, which included costed recommendations for repair.

The project also required Crosby Granger Architects to appraise the repair costs and produce a feasibility study for the appropriate conservation and if appropriate, the sustainable reuse of each site in order to ensure their removal from the Heritage at Risk Register. Options appraisals for both sites were carried out, with costed plans put forward in a final recommendation report to assist with grant funding.

The feasibility study of the sites explored the future management and development, taking into account:


• Historic, architectural and archaeological significance
• Repair and development costs
• Funding options
• Planning constraints/opportunities


Crosby Granger are now working directly for the owners to review the schemes and look towards applying for grants to assist with essential repairs initially, followed by major proposals for redevelopment.



• Site evaluation and historic building assessments, including condition and structural surveys,
• Assessment of historic, architectural and archaeological significance,
• Undertaking options appraisals and feasibility studies for the sympathetic repair and conservation of the buildings,
• Identification of funding streams,
• Stakeholder engagement and developing proposals that enable the sustainable management of each site.


A recent image of a scheme being developed at CGA within the Lake District National Park. With a close eye on traditional forms, mass, scale and materials, we aim to create a modest building and parking facility in a wooded setting which enables a wide range of problems on the highway to be solved.  More details to follow in good time.

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Tolson's Mill is a former textile factory which dates to the 1880s. Aligned on a North South axis, the Mill comprises a five storey iron-framed structure and a smaller two storey annex to its northern end. CGA have been designing the new fit out and the modern extension to the Mill while also preparing an extensive repair schedule. CGA are working as part of a comprehensive design team which requires the coordination of a wide team of consultants including, Fire, Acoustics, M&E, Structures, Planning and CDM.

CGIs by @MGDesignUK
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Burneside Hall

Burneside Hall

We were appointed to carry out the analytical architectural investigation, costed condition survey and feasibility study for development of the fortified house of Burneside Hall South Lakeland, Cumbria.

Furness Abbey & Piel Castle

Furness Abbey & Piel Castle

We 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.

Eshton Hall

Eshton Hall

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.