Heritage Restoration of Grade II* Listed Granite Lodge
This Grade II* listed pedimented lodges with linking screens, gates and flank walls possibly by Philip Hardwick in rusticated granite ashlar has been deteriorating for some time and required major reroofing and other works to halt the decline and make the buildings weathertight.
Surprisingly both the ‘one room’ gatehouses were occupied until the 1950’s and there are some photographs in existence depicting this. In a relatively short time since occupation, the roofs had begun to leak considerably leading to the decay and collapse of the roof and floor of the South West Lodge.
The project was planned as a partial renovation to eliminate the ingress of the weather and to halt the deleterious effect. New re-timbering and slate cladding of the roofs including leadwork and works to copings and parapets. This work will form part of a greater plan for full renovation of this historic building.
Weathering to the lead-lined parapet gutters was difficult due to the nature of the stone which, typical of this construction, is beautifully worked and dressed where it is seen and very crude indeed where it is not.
Reinstating the suspended timber flooring in the South West lodge using locally sourced timber.