At the outset of the project, the existing condition of the building was poor and deteriorating, and this was recorded in the Heritage at Risk Register. The proposed works sought to conserve the historic fabric of the building, to prevent further decay, to replace elements which have degraded beyond repair, and to resolve the problems resulting from a long history of previous low-quality and inappropriate repairs and interventions.

A detailed Schedule of Repair Works was developed following a full Condition Survey and Report carried out by Crosby Granger Architects in January 2021.  The repair project was part-funded by Historic England under the umbrella of the Applebly Heritage Action Zone programme, which was instigated following extensive flooding in the town during Storm Desmond in 2015.

The principal thrust of the repair scheme was to remove the largely modern and cementitious render from the exterior of the building. The cementitious render was trapping water within the solid wall masonry structure, causing severe dampness and associated degradation of the internal finishes and building fabric.

 

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The Moot Hall is a prominent public building in the centre of the ancient town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. It is a Grade II* listed building on the national Heritage at Risk Register (entry 1145607­), and lies in the Appleby Conservation Area, which is itself designated At Risk.

The Moot Hall lies on Boroughgate, the principal thoroughfare of the market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria.   Appleby was the county town of Westmorland until the county as a whole was lost to the Local Government Act of 1972.   The Borough of Appleby was granted a royal charter in 1179.

The Moot Hall is considered to date from 1596, and has been in continual use ever since as the meeting place of local government.   It continues to be owned and operated by Appleby Town Council – the Council offices and Council Chamber are on the first floor.  The building also houses the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) and a retail unit.

The cement render was replaced with highly porous hot-mixed lime render and limewash. The damaged internal plaster to the first floor council chamber was also replaced where it was defective. Associated repairs were made to the slate roofs, chimneys and copings, internal roof structure and many of the windows, doors and shopfronts. The undersized rainwater goods were replaced with additional downpipes installed.

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