Manor House

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This 1920’s built Cotswold Manor House underwent a major refurbishment with the addition of two large extensions and a new garage block as well as a new basement area in the existing house. Local Cotswold stone was used to construct the coursed rubble walls with stone slates for the roofs. The inappropriate existing pointing was carefully raked out and replaced with lime mortar to match that on the new extensions.

Sweeping stone cantilevered staircase in Clipsham stone in the newly created reception hall.

Bath stone mullions and cornices provide detailing on the coursed rubble extension.

What we did

Specialist and General Building
Symm Joinery
Symm Decorators
After Care and Maintenance

Who we worked with

Robert Franklin Architects

Photography – Donald Maclellan


“They are unique in their seemingly effortless pursuit of craftsmanship, and I work with them whenever I can persuade my clients to negotiate for quality rather than lowest cost, which is happily in most cases for our larger projects. And for those of you involved in our more arcane corners of the conservation world, like instructing the spraying on of forty coats of lime-rich water to stabilise the powdering face of old lime stone, they will follow!” Robert Franklin, Architect