Pound Farm

Grade II* Cruck-framed Farmhouse

The farmhouse at Pound Farm is a grade II* listed cruck-framed building. Dendrochronology dated the felling of the timbers of the building to between 1451 and 1461 AD. The house was completely re-faced in the 19th century. By the time restoration began, the house was in an advanced state of decay and in danger of being lost. The northernmost cruck of the building had collapsed.

Pound Farm
Pound Farm
Pound Farm

The History

The most visually-dramatic element of the project was the insertion of glass panels where the masonry had fallen.  The glass shape follows the outline left by the fallen stone and thereby creates a permanent record of the extent of the decay that the house had suffered during its history (and allows easy enjoyment of the spectacular views). Pound Farm was saved and is now a splendid private home.

Pound Farm

The History

The most visually-dramatic element of the project was the insertion of glass panels where the masonry had fallen.  The glass shape follows the outline left by the fallen stone and thereby creates a permanent record of the extent of the decay that the house had suffered during its history (and allows easy enjoyment of the spectacular views). Pound Farm was saved and is now a splendid private home.

Pound Farm
Pound Farm
Pound Farm
Pound Farm

The History

The most visually-dramatic element of the project was the insertion of glass panels where the masonry had fallen.  The glass shape follows the outline left by the fallen stone and thereby creates a permanent record of the extent of the decay that the house had suffered during its history (and allows easy enjoyment of the spectacular views). Pound Farm was saved and is now a splendid private home.

The Project

The project involved extensive underpinning, consolidation and re-alignment to stabilise the masonry.    The house was re-roofed and much repair to timber-framing took place. Existing plasterwork was also consolidated.  Finally, the house was given a protective coat of limewash.

Pound Farm
Pound Farm
Pound Farm