Full Planning Application & Listed Building Consent for an extensive renovation of a 5 bedroom townhouse, a Grade II * Listed Building, in Hadleigh Conservation Area, dating around the 17th century.
Hadleigh - rear garden view
Previously, two separate houses, the property dates probably C17. Two-storey timber-framed and plastered, roofs tiled; cross-wing south end with projecting upper storey on the front on curved brackets, it is located in the small market town of Hadleigh. In 1880, the site appeared on historic maps for the first time, remaining with a similar footprint until 1970. “Hunters” was the home of Glyn Morgan, who has been described as one of the most original painters of the last century.
Listed in the Domesday survey of 1086 as having a manor with two mills and a church with one mill and approximately fifty residents. Although founded as a town during the Anglo-Saxon period, very little actual archaeological investigation has taken place compared to nearby Ipswich or Colchester. Before the decline of the south Suffolk woolen cloth industry at the end of the 16th Century, Hadleigh was one of the largest cloth producers in England, the wealth of that wool trade being reflected.
The quality of Hadleigh’s buildings is reflected in the majority of the central High Street area being listed grade II or II*, although some of these are included principally for group value.
Hadleigh - close-up rear elevation
Hadleigh - new brick arch
Existing Site photographs (with main rooms with original features)
Entrance Hall bell
Hallway ancient nail
Junction of beams & other timber work
The proposals involved in carefully opening up to assess the condition of the property, and establish priority for a quick refurbishment to allow the owners to move and live as fast as possible. Changes included the replacement of windows, external new paint, garden alterations and multiple internal changes, and interior design consultancy to accommodate a family of 5.
Main street front view
The extensive ground floor (plan on the right hand side) offered multiple living, dinning and utilitarian spaces. The kitchen has been completely upgraded and replaced, with mood tones and unique walllights.
Kitchen - Existing/ Before
Kitchen - Proposed/ After
Proposed Ground Floor Plan
Proposed Living Room
Proposed Living Room
Proposed Dining Room
Proposed Hallway, entrance to living room
Proposed Entrance Hallway
The upper rooms were treated in different ways, with total or partial painting over the timber beams, giving them a strong character.
Main Bedroom - Existing/ Before
Main Bedroom - Proposed/ After
Proposed First Floor Plan
Main Living Room
Grade II * Listed Building, within Hadleigh Conservation Area
COLLABORATORS: GIller Miller Studio, Baukwerk;
YEAR: July 2021