James Bell Architecture Ltd
Grade 2* Farmhouse and Hay Barn
A unique and rare opportunity to work on this project saw the success of gaining Planning and Listed Building approvals to convert these two historically important buildings in to 4 dwelling units. The farmhouse and shippon is Grade 2* listed and was originally constructed in the fifteenth century but with later additions and alterations between the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. The original building is clad in square stone rubble walls under a graduated stone flag roof. The original cruck frames of the building's structure, of which four of five have remained in tact to the present day, allowed an open hall space which is understood to have been a medieval Long House. In the seventeenth century the building was subdivided to provide a first floor to enable its conversion from a Long House to a shippon and cottages.
The hay barn which lies to the west of the farmhouse is constructed entirely of cobbled stone under a stone flag and blue slate roof. Although not specifically listed, the building is part of the site’s overall history, character as well as its architectural and economic development.