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Late Medieval Welsh Manor

Late Medieval Welsh Manor   

Through our investigative work at this site we were able to date the building to 100 years earlier than had previously been stated. We have assisted the owner and his architect in producing a sensitive scheme which restores much the building’s historic layout and character.

Grade 1 Private Mansion

Grade I Private Mansion, South-West of England    

We were commissioned to undertake a full Architectural and Historical Analysis of this mansion which originated in the 17th Century. This very complex building was worked upon by three major 18th century English architects and we were able to unravel the building’s history using its fabric and archival material. 

Private residence in conservation area

Private Residence in a Conservation Area, Henley-On-Thames    

A Heritage Statement produced by AHC for this site has secured the demolition of an unimportant, riverside property and planning permission for the construction of a larger, more appropriate modern, river-fronting property.

Listed 18th  Century Oxfordshire Rectory

Listed 18th  Century Oxfordshire Rectory    

Commissioned by a planning consultancy we produced a Heritage Statement to assist in the Rectory’s re-ordering.

Listed 18th Century Oxfordshire Rectory
18th Century Terraced house in City Centre Location    

This four-storey town house was in a poor state of repair having been used as a restaurant and then left empty. We were able to advise on the sensitive repair of this listed building and then its conversion back to a residential use.

St Catherine's
Fifteenth-Century Lobby Entry House   

Working with private owners, AHC was commissioned to provide a Heritage Statement to support the alteration and extension of this multi-phase listed building in Somerset.

Victorian Mansion
Victorian Mansion, Surrey  

We recently provided an architectural and historical appraisal of a High-Victorian mansion with listed Arts & Crafts outbuildings. This listed mansion has been empty for a decade and, working with a team of architects, we have been able to secure a sensitive, low-intensity conversion scheme that protects and retains the historic integrity of the building, while enabling it to have a secure use going forward. 

19th Century Manor House
Nineteenth-century Manor House, South-west of England  

Advice was needed concerning the correct approach to alterations and extensions to this early nineteenth-century, classical manor house, which was originally built as a rectory. Having assessed the significance of the listed building, we advised the client on a best-practice approach.

Farm complex   Dartmoor Location

Working for an architect, at his own country home, AHC was engaged to investigate a mediaeval farm complex on Dartmoor. Through our analysis of this early, cross-passage house, we were able to unravel the history of the house and help the owner make informed decisions regarding its restoration and conservation.

Bibury Court

This sensitive sixteenth-century listed building is now a large, private hotel. The House was built in the 1550s as a small gabled manor house and was extended dramatically between 1629-33.  The building underwent further piecemeal changes in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including some important Art Deco design work in the cocktail lounge. AHC was called in to produce an architectural and historical appraisal of the building and to advise architects on the possible expansion of the hotel.
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  Blunsdon St Andrews

Following archival and historical research into this Grade I church remodelled by William Butterfield, our findings were used to secure a substantial repairs grant for re-roofing from English Heritage. The church dates from the thirteenth century when the nave was built and, in common with other churches in the High Victorian period, was heavily restored.  Much of the church was rebuilt, including the roof, between 1863 and 1868.
  Bruton Tower

We were contracted by the National Trust to carry out historical research into the history, original purpose and architecture of the Bruton Tower prior to its repair. The Tower had never been given a definitive date of construction nor had its original purpose ever been determined. AHC was able to enlighten the Trust on both these questions.
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