CLOTH WORKERS BARN, SMARDEN
The existing site comprises of the main dwelling (The Cloth Hall) and a number of outbuilding structures, one of which was the unconverted Threshing Barn which was the subject of this project.
The Cloth Hall is a Grade II* Listed Building of which the Barn is considered to be curtilage listed.
The Barn stands in the curtilage of the Wealden Hall house known as The Cloth Hall. It comprises of three bays, the centre bay being the doors.
As an overall composition it was our intention to ensure that the historic pattern and relationship of these buildings are not only maintained but enhanced through the careful use of traditional building techniques and sympathetic design.
The proposals set out to ensure that historic structural fabric is retained in situ throughout the construction process.
The appearance of the conversion contributes positively to the local area and provides a high quality building that is not only harmonious to the local context, but will preserve and reinstate important historic architectural features.