Parts of the house date back to medieval times, but both the north and east facades are Georgian in style, and are believed to have been refitted by architect Nathaniel Ireson. The house, with its high ceilings, grand fireplaces, original shutters and oak floorboards, was crumbling from within.
The building had an extensive programme of renovation which required the removal of much of the interior though the period features – panelling and plaster work were kept. The 9 fireplaces are a main feature and, largely, these have been returned to original design and use. This required new flues for each fire and Billings installed a range of single and double pumice flue liners up to 350mm internal diameter. With some of the chimney stacks being taken down and rebuilt the pumice system could be fully incorporated with the new lead trays to ensure a fully weather proof outcome for the long term benefit of the building.
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