Kay Pilsbury Thomas was appointed as the Architect for the conversion and conservation of this Grade I listed C15th Guildhall into a community building with Library, Museum & Open Hall Space.
The Guildhall project is managed by the Finchingfield Guildhall Trust, who as a Charity, have worked tirelessly since 2004. This has effectively saved this derelict building, which was on the At-Risk Register, and brought it back to life.
The works are currently on-site until summer 2013 with KPT Architects alongside conservation Builders Fairhurst Ward Abbott are overseeing this amazing project.
All the design and construction have involved thoughtful analysis of the historic fabric and old records. This is bringing to light many of the ancient features that had been lost over time or hidden within the buildings fabric and are now being discovered. For the first time in centuries the historic fabric and features are now be conserved and reinstated, revealing such features as mullioned and oriel windows, window shutters, arched headed medieval doorways, original wattle and daub, later Victorian pargetting and C15th wall paintings to name a few!
Our news feed regularly update progress on-site and also please visit: www.finchingfieldguildhall.org.uk