Front

Front

Rear

Rear

West

Side

Side

Outbuilding

Outbuilding

garage

Outbuiding

Outbuiding

Room over garage

Cart pond

Cart pond

and log store

Side entrance

Side entrance

Reception room

Reception room

Attic

Attic

Walled garden

Walled garden

Masterplan

Masterplan

from south-east

Proposed outbuilding

Proposed outbuilding

Preliminary drawing with shutters open

Proposed outbuilding

Proposed outbuilding

This farm in open countryside in an Area of Special Scientific Interest has an oak- framed early 16th century farmhouse with a three bay main range and cross wing, altered in the early 19th century. The home of painter Eric Ravilious, it was subsequently subdivided in the 1950s. The lath and plaster panels were replaced with cement and some of the oak framed leaded windows were lost. The outbuildings were close to collapse.

 

Kennedy O'Callaghan Architects was appointed to conserve the house, cart pond, outbuildings and walled garden, and design a new apple store, garage and guest accommodation.

 

The farmhouse and outbuildings were conserved following the principles of The Society for the Protection of Ancient Building using green oak, hand made tiles and bricks, lime mortar and traditionally crafted lead hoppers. The 1950s windows were replaced with leaded lights in green oak frames with forged ironmongery. Carved Tudor beams were uncovered during the work.

 

The kitchen and bathrooms were renewed. The new outbuildings provide modern support accommodation following the development pattern of the historic farmyard.

Farmhouse Essex

Kennedy O'Callaghan Architects 
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Outbuiding

Room over garage