newhouse hall: the grade II * listed hall on the northern outskirts of Huddersfield dates from the early 1530's and has undergone fairly extensive alteration and rebuilding over its 500 year history. Sandwiched between the hall range and the west wing are the remains of the 1530 timber frame with its wattle and dawb infill and a fine king post truss. The west wing of the hall had suffered from vandalism and was on the EH building at risk register and we were appointed to bring this element back into habitable use.

We began the process with an historic recording and condition report which was followed by some emergency repair works to leaded windows, chimneys and the porch which had suffered theft of its roof slates. Submissions for planning, listed building and building regulations were then submitted for some minor alterations which included installation of insulation, new electrical services, a heating system, bathroom and connections for a kitchen as well as removal of some insensitive alterations undertaken during the 20th century when the property had been subdivided.

These works bring the whole hall into the same family ownership and have been completed with minimal impact on the historic structure, fixtures and fittings which include some fine 17th century oak panelling.



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