Yorkshire’s Cannon Hall Cottages nearing completion

We are pleased to share with you an update to the refurbishment works currently being undertaken at Yorkshire’s historic country house museum, Cannon Hall in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

The Georgian buildings at Cannon Hall, which consist of three cottages, a 1700s ice house, the privy midden and a deer shelter, are now nearing completion which is a significant milestone to the restoration programme.

The £3.8m restoration programme, £2.9m of which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme and the Friends of Cannon Hall, is nearing the final stages of completion and set to re-open to the public at the end of May 2020.

Urban landscape architects, Plincke appointed us as Quality Site Inspectors to oversee and report on the progress of the restoration works, together with the quality of workmanship and materials used, much of which required traditional methods of oak timbers to the roofs and stone slates fixed with oak pegs. The two cottages that are located in the stable courtyard are being renovated into homes, and the third cottage in the walled garden will be used as a volunteer hub, incorporating a charity shop, meeting area and kitchen.

Last year, saw the completion of the newly restored lakes and garden areas, with new pathways around the 70-acre grade II parkland and across the front of the hall and vegetation clearances ready for replanting in the Spring. The historical landmark is expected to attract around 450,000 visitors a year, who will be able to hire rowing boats.

Whilst undertaking the works some interesting items have been uncovered, including the informing reduced levels for the new gardens and the original vintage drainage was found, along with an old bottle, fire grates and containers.

“Cannon Hall is local to us and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to provide our Quality Site Inspection services to the restoration works. It is an exciting project to be part of, historical items have been uncovered on the grounds and the buildings and gardens are now close to being restored to their former glory.”

Commercial Manager, Laura Bradshaw

For the last 29 years we have provided leading Clerks of Works services and NEC Supervisors to inspect quality on construction projects across the UK. To discuss Quality in Construction, contact us on 01226 743959 or visit www.hickton.co.uk.

To read more about the project please visit the Cannon Hall website www.cannon-hall.com or to find out more about Quality Site Inspectors please call our team on 01226 743959.

Hickton Quality Control

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51 Church Street
Elsecar
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S74 8HT

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