This building is a Grade I Listed house dating to C.13th and has its origins as the domestic quarters of a Priory. It was elevated to an Abbey in 1231 for Augustinian Canons.


Following the reformation the building became a farmhouse and in C19th the house and a new coach-house were constructed incorporating rooms of the Abbey.


Our design was to convert the empty coach-house into domestic use with bedrooms and bathrooms and upgrading the thermal performance. This included new coach-house style arched dormer windows, breathable limecrete floors and sheepwool insulation to the walls.


The abbey ruins, within the grounds, are classified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and the land all around is Scheduled.  This meant that archaeologists oversaw the new floors and drainage to avoid any old foundations encountered.


We created a new glazed door into the Kitchen and a tall staircase sash window to the stair tower.


The house had its interior re-created by well-known Norfolk Interior Designer Emma Deterding of Kelling Designs.


The house incorporates all the high standards of current historic building conservation and natural breathable materials.

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