As part of ongoing work at the C14th moated Headstone Manor, Buttress has recently received the go ahead from Harrow Council for a £1 million restoration of the Great Barn; a Grade II* listed building on a Scheduled Monument. In addition, we have received planning and listed building consent for the major regeneration and restoration scheme on the site which is now to be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a £7.2 million redevelopment.
The Headstone Manor redevelopment project consists of the conservation of the Grade I listed medieval manor house and the surrounding listed barns, plus the landscaping of the Scheduled Monument. The Manor House will be the home of the Harrow Museum, with barns used for functions and education. A new café is to be built on the site as a contemporary barn to complement the site, which is often described as one of the most interesting domestic complexes in the country.
The aptly named Great Barn stands at 45m long, 15m wide and is 9m tall. Built in 1506 with an oak frame it was built to impress; the restored barn will no doubt continue to do so as an events and conference space and will sit with the wider Headstone Manor site as a new visitor focused offer. The works will involve re-roofing, a new floor with under floor heating, and new toilets as well as conservation repairs to the barn. This work will be carried out in advance of the major Heritage Lottery Fund project.
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