Architectural History & &&Conservation
Late-medieval Welsh manor
Through our investigative work at this site we were able to date the building to 100 years earlier than had previously been stated. We have assisted the owner and his architect in producing a sensitive scheme which restores much the building’s historic layout and character.
Grade I private mansion, south-west
We were commissioned to undertake an architectural and historical analysis of this 17th-century mansion. This very complex building was worked upon by three major 18th-century English architects and we were able to unravel the building’s history using its fabric and archival material.
Private residence Conservation Area
A Heritage Statement produced by AHC for this site has secured the demolition of an unimportant, riverside property and planning permission for the construction of a larger, more appropriate modern, river-fronting.
Listed 18th-century Oxon rectory
Commissioned by a planning consultancy we produced a Heritage Statement to assist in the Rectory’s re-ordering.
18th-century terraced house in city
This four-storey town house was in a poor state of repair having been used as a restaurant and then left empty. We were able to advise on the sensitive repair of this listed building and then its conversion back to a residential use.
Fifteenth-century lobby entry house
Working with private owners, AHC was commissioned to provide a Heritage Statement to support the alteration and extension of this multi-phase listed building in Somerset.
Victorian mansion, Surrey
Architectural and historical appraisal of a High-Victorian mansion with listed Arts & Crafts outbuildings. This listed mansion has been empty for a decade and, working with a team of architects, we have been able to secure a sensitive, low-intensity conversion scheme that protects and retains the historic integrity of the building.
Nineteenth-century manor house
Advice was needed concerning the correct approach to alterations and extensions to this early nineteenth-century, classical manor house, which was originally a rectory. Having assessed the significance of the listed building, we advised the client on a best-practice approach.
Working for an architect, at his own country home, AHC was engaged to investigate a mediaeval farm complex on Dartmoor. Through our analysis of this early, cross-passage house, we were able to unravel the history of the house and help the owner make informed decisions regarding its restoration and conservation.
This sixteenth-century listed building is now a large, private hotel, built in the 1550s as a small gabled manor house and extended dramatically between 1629-33. Piecemeal changes occcured in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including some important Art Deco in the cocktail lounge. AHC produced an architectural and historical appraisal to advise architects on expansion.
Blunsdon St Andrews
Following archival and historical research into this Grade I church remodelled by William Butterfield, our findings were used to secure a substantial repairs grant for re-roofing from English Heritage. The church dates from the thirteenth century and was heavily restored and roof rebuilt between 1863 and 1868.
We were commissioned by the National Trust to carry out historical research into the history, original purpose and architecture of the Bruton Tower prior to its repair. The Tower had never been given a definitive date of construction nor had its original purpose ever been determined. AHC was able to enlighten the Trust on both.
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