Category Archives: Historic houses

Broyle Mill Farm The Broyle Ringmer Lewes

Conversion of a late 18th Century Farmstead in 21 acres to include a total of 8 residential units. The farmstead included a Corn Windmill in the croft to the rear of the farm until about 1890 when it burnt down and disappeared from OS Map records. …

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Founthill Farm Newick

Founthill Farm is an early 16th Century Grade II* timber framed farmhouse part of a small farmstead on the outskirts of Newick. The principal  early 16th Century timber framed range has exposed original close studwork with lime plaster infill.  The problem was trying to appropriately extend this fine traditional building to provide an exciting  and more generous new kitchen and dining wing as the existing plan is very compromised by modern spatial standards.  …

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New Greenfields Newick

A contemporary glass single storey wing attached to a substantial Grade II listed Victorian house. The existing house was originally a bold red brick and tile hung extension attached to a stucco Georgian two window house and the  house was  split into two dwellings in the 1960s. …

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Highwell Offham

 

A Grade II Listed late medieval Timber Framed house with evidence of a rear aisle and sooted rafters, original build of 1400 with later additions and it was still thatched in the 1960s.  Dr Annabelle Hughes inspected and reported on this building in 1999.…

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Bankside Farm Ditchling Common

This small Farmhouse, Listed Grade II, is part of a farmstead on Ditchling Common and comprises a principal range with a service wing attached to the rear. Unusually it  has a rounded beach stone facade partly concealed at first floor by tile hanging.  …

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Harmer Hill House Newick

A fine Georgian house in Newick with later alterations and service wing.  The owners were unsure how to extend the building so NDA were invited to design a two storey rear extension to replace the existing narrow service wing.  Several solutions were proposed.…

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The Old Rectory House & Coach House Rodmell

Set within the curtilage of the main Grade II* Listed house,  the Coach House has good fenestration  and in need of total restoration. We have designed new plans for ground and first floors, incorporating a glass bridge between the first floor accommodation with additional dormers and windows as required.…

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Pollingford Manor, Surrey

A Grade II listed timber-framed manor house (c.1450) we added a large oak framed garden room to the service wing and revised the entrance hall sequence, as the main entrance was no longer used. The new porch was carefully detailed in oak and built by joiners to reflect the existing joinery quality within the building.…

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The Old Rectory House & Coach House Barcombe

Fine Regency substantial residential property in 75 acres. Three phases of work approved by Lewes DC to the main building: Phase 1 & 2: Obtain consents for alterations to historic core of main house with new underfloor heating to the entrance hall and various internal and external alterations with the recasting of two service wings incorporating staff, kitchen, storage accommodation and  rear yard reorganised to form a grand formal vista through the house linking the main stair hall through the open kitchen and dining area and punching through the rear service wing to complete the vista through to the garden and swimming pool beyond.…

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Waterloo Gardens Lewes

Grade II Listed  townhouse  one of a freestanding terrace near the riverside of  Lewes. Grounds floor glazed extension with attic conversion to study bedroom. A very tight scheme on a very old filled former river-side site, attic construction typically tight dimensionally and lightly structured!…

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Chapel Lands North Chailey

An Early Victorian Chapel finished with Roman Cement converted to a dwelling in the 1940s with later unsightly additions. Little evidence of  original “chapel” configuration except for  nice curved oak truss bottom chords concealed within the attic void.  The brief was to design an extension and alterations to provide generous kitchen, utility and living accommodation with additional bedrooms at first floor.…

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Abberton House Hassocks

Grade II Listed House and Coach House.  We obtained all statutory approvals and costings to substantially alter the main house  integrating a courtyard to provide a toplit kitchen, new staircase, attic conversion and various internal alterations. We also obtained all consents for the coach house conversion, extension  and the formation of a new substantial swimming pool set within the grounds.…

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Stricklands Granary Railway Lane Lewes

We were instructed to prepare a Retrospective Listed Building application for the insertion of shot blasted glass partitions  into this fine converted  Listed Grade II granary. Some screen elements were modified to improve the layout and LB consent for the alterations was duly granted.…

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The Farmhouse, Pangdean Farm, Brighton

A fine Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse arranged as a farmstead with a large barn used for functions. The clients wanted us to help provide contemporary solutions to the internal accommodation, in particular alterations to the attic, ground and first floors. …

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The Old Rectory Folkington East Sussex

The brief was to form a new side entrance to this Grade II listed building with utility and storage. To avoid conflict with the fine front elevation we disguised the scheme between two garden walls. The front wall was swept down to articulate the facade.…

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Oreham Cottage Oreham

We obtained Planning & Listed Building Consent to convert & restore this fine 17th Century timber framed cottage  and replace an extensive attached 1970s extension with a new timber clad parallel range with glass linked extension joining the two scheme elements.…

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Southover High Street Lewes

New timber framed garage/office/garden building in tight urban site at rear of Listed Building in Southover Street Lewes. The new building allows for the sloping site and sits alongside two 18th Century flint boundary walls heading up a narrow drive running up to the rear of the property from the road running below.…

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Maltmans North Cuckfield

A Grade II listed late 17th Century house set in the High Street of Cuckfield, we obtained detailed Listed and Planning Consent for a new kitchen resited within an existing service wing which was refurbished and we also obtained consent for a new closet wing extension.…

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Great Gillmans Billingshurst

A fine Grade II Listed country house dated from C1450 with a nicely sooted crownpost roof. We acted for three owners of this building involving preparing  a site development plan, extension, new garaging centred around a fine old Oak tree and internal alterations to the main house, removing interfering timber posts where appropriate.…

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Admiral Manor, Western Green, Thames Ditton

NDA obtained Conservation Area Consent here for a discrete single storey red brick  side extension to a picturesque Georgian cottage sited very prominently on Western Green near Hampton Court. There was naturally a great deal of local interest in the project and it required a high standard of drawn presentation work and 3D imagery to clarify the work for all concerned.…

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Field Barn Newbuildings Place Horsham

This Field Barn forms the last phase of the conversion of the redundant farmstead buildings on this estate. The approved use is for residential letting purposes and a sensitive conversion was required due to its open landscape setting. The access is via a woodland track.…

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Rowfant Mill Crawley

A two-storey range of ancillary outbuildings built against the old pond bay & part of the old mill at Rowfant with stunning lake views. The developer owner was struggling to find a way to achieve a viable conversion and asked NDA to assess the scheme.…

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Brook Farm Brook Street Cuckfield

Grade II Listed Barn unusually converted to a house in the 1940s. NDA designed a new attic conversion with some rear facing dormers, new staircase,  first floor alterations, new kitchen and various other alterations within the building. The works were completed.…

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The Grange Crawley Down

A fine substantial brick mid 18th   Century country house Listed Grade II with 3rd gear drive.  We demolished an existing faceted attached conservatory  and designed a replacement Orangery wing as offices with a new service access stair to serve the basement below and mezzanine above.…

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Malling Priory, Lindfield

A fine Grade II* Georgian town house, the main entrance of which was hardly used such that visitors sneaked in via a side door. NDA were recommended to assist the new owners and we recast the side a as an entrance wing with new service facilities plus various internal alterations.…

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2 Durrants Chailey Green

A delightful old 19th Century Abattoir in the grounds of a Grade II Listed House once owned by the village Butcher. The Abattoir was heading towards collapse which the old timber machinery at roof level no doubt contributed to and required extensive discrete strengthening to ensure its integrity and now forms an attractive 2 bedroom cottage.…

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Meers Farm with Glazed Link to adjoining Stone Barn West Chiltington


This Grade II listed timber framed farmhouse & stone barn are in close proximity, the scheme development was unusual as the barn was designed as the principal living accommodation with the house altered to provide ancillary accommodation, a direct glazed timber link building allowed the two buildings to achieve a unique combination.…

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Rogers Farm Lunces Hill

An unusual Grade II Listed Farmhouse on a fine site south of Haywards Heath with stucco frontage & slate roof with red brick rear elevations  and a rear roof of handmade clay tiles. The scheme comprises a two-storey  cross wing extension with a 2 storey glazed link housing a fine new Oak staircase  linking  both floors of the existing & new building.…

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Quadrant Grove London NW11

NDA designed a top glazed link extension to expand the rear service wing out to the party wall, obtained all consents and inspected the works, The property was extensively refurbished and we added and additional storey hidden behind the parapet to this fine London Terraced Town House in NW11 for a private client.…

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Hardham Priory West Sussex

Possibly oldest house in Sussex, Grade I & Ancient Monument the chapter house (on Buildings at Risk Register), refectory building with vaulted stone undercroft remain, the latter burnt to a shell @ 1900 with a plain interior installed. Our brief was to prepare a plan for refurbishment and repairs along with alterations to achieve conversion of the cellarage and attic to additional accommodation. …

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Slaugham Mill, Slaugham Place West Sussex

An early overshot corn mill alongside the lake at Slaugham Place. The owner asked NDA to prepare a design to extend the building  across the mill race and for the conversion of the mill to residential use. The work is in progress slowly & carefully in hand by the owner.…

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The Old Oast Maresfield

We dismantled and stored a 19th Century oak framed hovel which we acquired from Slaugham Place and eventually sold the structure privately. The purchasers then asked us to design and obtain consent for a substantial extension to their fine old Oasthouse in Maresfield.…

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Pitch Place Farm Thursley Surrey

This project involved the erection of a two storey cross wing attached to a bland gable end to the existing service wing attached at 90 degs against the main house stack of this Listed Grade II 16th Century range. The north (entrance) elevation has an expressed box frame in good condition.…

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Elm Cottage Barnes Village Green

A project to extend an early 19th Century stucco cottage as a linked extension designed to merge two conflicting building type and maximise the plot potential of a prominent and well known picturseque Cottage overlooking the Pond on Barnes Village Green.…

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