July 4, 2013
Last Updated on November 21, 2023
The Old Stores in Chedburgh had lain derelict since the owner passed away and the building was lefty empty. The Planning process was complicated by the fact that it was both Listed and had a commercial use. The Vendor had to agree on a program of marketing to establish that there was no demand for a commercial use in the Village. The original Listed building consisted of a three-bay timber-framed building which, although poorly maintained and suffering from modern interventions, still had many period features worth preserving. The aim of the project was to remove the later poor additions to the original building and restore it in a sympathetic manner. A two-storey extension was built to the rear to provide additional accommodation whilst allowing the main house to be read in its original form. This was achieved by working closely with the Planning and Conservation Officers towards a common goal. On completion, the property was sold as a residential dwelling.