2nd October 2013

Consent achieved for Grade II* Listed Gazebo

We have recently achieved Listed Building Consent for the repair and refurbishment of the Grade II* Listed gazebo at Barlborough Hall in Derbyshire.

The Gazebo is within the grounds of Mount St Marys College and is an important component of the Barlborough Hall estate. It is separately listed Grade II* and its period of construction appears to be late C16.  

This gazebo or banqueting house evokes memories of Elizabethan ladies and their beau’s taking candid delights following their main repast. 

Now however the building is in a  very poor condition it looks to be little more than an old outbuilding and urgently requires works of consolidation and repair.The construction is rubble masonry of soft sand and limestones which are deteriorating quite badly in places and which is collapsing and propped to the lower bay.  The principal roof is covered with profiled steel sheet which is both inappropriate and technically detrimental.Internally the finishes are eroded but there is a hidden gem of great significance, this being a wonderful plaster  chimney piece at the upper level. It is however  in a frail state of repair with loss of ornament and it  is losing its attachment to the wall behind. The external walls are stable but the internal timber floor structure is poor with considerable rot and worm damage. The upper plaster floor has partially collapsed.

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