Benington Bury Farm
Benington Bury Farmhouse is a Grade II Listed Building in Benington, Hertfordshire. Listed principally for its heritage as an historic barn in Benington, it is, in the twenty-first century, now a house.
Brooks Murray were asked to seek listed building consent for alterations to the farmhouse and a planning application for works to another dwelling at Benington Bury Farm.
Believed to be constructed in the 17th century, and converted in the late 20th century, Benington Bury Farmhouse is currently in residential use. It was first listed 24th November 1966, amended 31st May 1984.
Although not described within the listing text, the former stables are attached and sit within the curtilage of the farmhouse. The connected former coach house, adjacent, is presumed to be 18th century. Neither building is believed to be individually listed. Historically, planning permission was granted for two storey and single storey extensions to the farmhouse and more recently for alterations to existing farmhouse and first floor loft conversion of the adjoining building, including proposed dormers.
In the context of a highly sensitive heritage farmstead sitting within an area of archaeological significance, green belt and conservation area, we were instructed to design internal and external alterations sympathetic to the character of the building through the use of existing materials. The proposal was accepted, deemed not harmful to the overall significance of the Listed Building, nor to the special significance of the heritage assets.
Following a successful planning application we produced a number of construction drawings, and worked as contract administrator to see the building through to completion in summer 2015.