Town Head Restoration
GRADE TWO LISTED FARM RENOVATION
Town Head Farm is a 16th century Grade 2 listed property in Grassington that has been in the same family for several generations. The renovation project was focussed on the west wing of the property that had been unoccupied for over 50 years and was in a bad state of repair. At over 300 sqm, the west wing project was substantial, however most of the work was concentrated on the 70 sqm kitchen.
As a listed building, planning specifications included matching all existing features in terms of both restoration and replacements. Our highly experienced stonemasons used traditional methods and local materials to repair stone window mullions, jambs, quoins and door surrounds. Templates were made for stonework that was missing or beyond repair so new stone parts could be made to match the originals. Carpenters and woodwork specialists used adzes to hand restore the stunning oak supporting beams that run throughout the property – many of which were badly damaged by woodworm.
New electrics were installed and underfloor heating was put into the kitchen and the original stone flags restored. Internal stonework was restored on corners and around doors.
Project Challenge: Craftsmanship, quality and meticulous attention to detail was necessary to ensure old and new sat side by side in harmony. This included sourcing materials to match existing listed features and replicating techniques used to restore damage.The property has now been painstakingly restored and can be enjoyed by many generations to come.