What we’re working on this month: September

Historic photograph of The Bakery, Combe (Gittisham)

We are delighted to be assisting the conversion of a Grade II listed timber framed, brick infill, single volume thatched building into a bespoke and unique unit of holiday accommodation close to the Pig at Combe (Gittisham). The Bakery’s precise historic significance cannot be established, it is undoubtedly forms part of the village’s history, having stood in the village centre since at least 1838.

Also, The Thatch, Evershot, a Grade II listed vernacular artisan farmworkers cottage located behind the Parish Church, was granted LBC and Planning approval to remove inappropriate roof strengthening measures and providing more sympathetically sized and pragmatic design solutions including a new roof covering over the later lean-to store. The work involved writing a schedule of works including the methodology of conservation and repair.

The Thatch, Evershot, in 2017 when sold and now

And we have just secured Listed Building Consent for improvements to The Old Bakery in West Lulworth, which consist of replacing a ground floor bath with a shower, providing suitable access to the master bedroom by reopening a blocked window, and mechanical extraction to the new shower room and kitchen.

The Old Bakery at West Lulworth

Other projects anticipated for October include No1 Riverside Cottage, Gittisham, 23 Broad Street, Lyme Regis.

Historic photograph of 23 Broad Street, Lyme Regis.