This is a handful of projects I have been involved in:
Berry Pomeroy Castle is
listed Grade I. It is owned by the Duke of
managed by English Heritage.
recorded as a holding of the de la Pomeroy
family in the 11th
century, the Castle dates mainly from the late 15th
centuries and comprises a Gatehouse and Tower, castle perimeter walls
moat, and a ruined Tudor mansion. It was
in ruin by 1701 and became a popular ‘picturesque’ and haunted site for
tourists and artists. According to the
English Heritage guidebook, it "is reputed to be one of the most
castles in Britain.”
I provided input following
a problem of ongoing water
leaks from the roof of the Gate Tower. These
needed an urgent solution as they were damaging the
medieval wall painting, which dates from circa 1490–1500.
I identified the cause of
the leaks (a poorly detailed
stainless steel roof and over-long bays causing splitting of the lead
compiled a condition report & recommendations, and specified an
replacement roof and rainwater drainage design scheme to overcome the
association with William Bowden & Jonathan Rhind Architects).
College is listed Grade II*. It was
built in the high Victorian style in 1869 as England’s first
college for women. The architect was
Alfred Waterhouse and the successive ranges of college buildings were
landscaped courtyards by three generations of the Waterhouse family.
negotiated on the feasibility for a substantial extension to the
building, and was consultee on planning and listed building
the resulting Ash Court extension to provide 50 student en-suite
accommodation and an indoor swimming pool. My
input included advice, details and design tweaks to
the proportions, rhythm, and texture of the historic building and its
and towers in a complementary modern interpretation; to enhance joint
spaces between buildings and provide all bedrooms with a view of the
landscaped gardens; and to integrate a high PassivHaus level of
and energy efficiency harmoniously within the historic context,
details of the overall design.
association with South Cambridgeshire District Council, English
Heritage, Cambridge University and Allies and Morrison Architects).
Church, Chittlehampton is listed Grade I. It
was a pilgrimage church and has a very early foundation.
The remains of St Hieritha (a 7th
Century saint) are probably buried in the side chapel.
of the current building dates from between 1470 and 1520.
Its tower was described by Hoskins as
'unquestionably the finest church tower in Devon'.
stone tower pinnacles collapsed during a storm; one 2 metre length
stonework going through the fifteenth century roof.
As project architect, I was responsible for
the feasibility, consents, design & specification of the
pinnacles, the roof repairs & for managing the contract.
also carried out a Quinquennial survey, a survey of structural
cracking of the tower (inspecting by abseil), and specification of
association with Jonathan Rhind Architects).
Linton Conservation Area
is a historic rural
village and market town lying on the hilly
borders of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex. The Conservation Area
a largely unchanged medieval village street layout and 125 Listed
buildings. The majority of buildings in
the High Street are statutorily listed and the high
quality of the historic environment in Linton led to the village being
designated as the only Outstanding Conservation Area in South
advice and input on
a wind farm proposal, to be located approximately 1.5 km from the
Area boundary. Following refusal of the planning application, I
evidence as the Council’s expert witness on cultural heritage to the
public inquiry. The
planning appeal was dismissed by the
Planning Inspector who agreed the very special character of the
environment outweighed other considerations. Full costs were also
awarded to the Council.
I have also
advised on a
number of individual proposals and applications for repairs,
extensions within the village and Conservation Area, including repairs
rebuilding of the churchyard wall to the Grade I Listed Church,
repairs to Grade II* and Grade II Listed houses, conversions and
historic buildings, new buildings and structures within settings of
buildings, the designation of a new Common, and the design &
details of a
historic village trail.
association with South Cambridgeshire District Council, Portal
Chambers, Linton Parish Council and private owners & agents).
1. Private manor
house, chapel, estate cottages and tithe barn. Listed grade I,
II* & II. Project architect for roof, structural, joinery, window
& door repairs, extension and conversion.
2. Almshouses. Listed grade II. Adviser for wall repairs.
3. Church. Listed grade
II*. Project architect for roof, structural & window repairs;
replacement heating system.
4. Private house. Listed grade
II*. Project architect for refurbishment, alterations & for repairs
after dry rot.
Traditional extensions and alterations
1. Private cottage.
Listed grade II, within Conservation Area. Planning adviser for
lean-to extension & replacement windows.
Private cottage. Listed grade II. Planning
adviser with sketch proposal for kitchen extension.
Private manor house. Listed grade II*. Project architect
for roof repairs & alterations including design for covered
Public house. Listed grade II. Planning advice including sketch lean-to
extension for entrance lobby & wheelchair accessible toilet.
Alterations and green roofed extensions
Lodge cottage. Circa 1800 cottage orné, listed Grade II.
Extended from original basement, with the garden continued over the
extension, separating the new from the original. Architectural
details and illustrations.
2. Bungalow in National
Park. Two storey extension and a garage / store built into the
garden. Project architect.
of use and redevelopment
Barn & outbuildings. Curtilage listed & in Conservation Area.
Converted to a house. Planning advice & analysis of historic
2. Offices. Grade II listed.
Part conversion to apartments. Planning advice & advice on
to a shop. Grade II listed & in Conservation Area. Planning
Hospital (now The Galleries). Grade II listed. Converted to
apartments, with other new-build apartments in curtilage. Planning and
design advice. Gained What House? Gold and Bronze awards in 2011 and
Please contact me if
you would like to discuss your project or details being added.