Abbey Manor, Barrow in Furness

The grade 2 listed building is constructed of local red sandstone and our client’s wish was to extend the property to improve the amount of internal accommodation. The site lies within the curtilage of the Furness Abbey scheduled ancient monument and so close collaboration with Historic England was necessary.

The cottage was extended to add a north wing, styled to match the original building and also balance the architectural style. A new entrance porch was added centred on the main front elevation. The builder and their stone masons did an excellent job of replicating the language of the historic building and an extension that is utterly in keeping with the original form has been created.

In the grounds of the cottage, a detached stable block was constructed in timber frame and the existing coach house and stable block was converted into ancillary accommodation to serve the main house.

The building has been balanced by the addition of the new north wing.

The architectural language of the original building was used in matching materials so as to create an extension utterly in keeping.

A new central entrance porch brings presence and an obvious arrival destination.

The grounds have been designed to compliment the charm of the cottage.

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