Repairing the manor house roof

The roof surrounded by scaffolding

We have repaired and checked the manor house roof. This is part of our building maintenance programme and is essential to ensure that this important historic building lasts for another 600 years.

Contractors have been repairing the roof of the manor house. This is the first time this area has been re roofed since 1948. The repair work has gone well, roof timbers have been checked and replaced where needed at the front of the manor house. Roof tiles have also been throughly inspected and replaced where needed.  

The manor was re-roofed in 2017
Scaffolding covering the roof of the house
The manor was re-roofed in 2017

As part of this work we have identified futher repair work which needs to be carried out at the rear of the manor house. The contractors will be carrying out these works in line with our conservation principles, this means reusing as many of the existing roof tiles as possible.

The manor house will be open and accessible as usual.

Works on the manor in 1948
The manor house in 1948
Works on the manor in 1948

The roofing contractors have to take special care in order to protect the residents of the manor house, the lovely bats which live in the roof space. As well as being an important historic building the manor house is also a wonderful protected habitat for bats. Keeping these residents happy is of primary importance for us.

We have four species of bat living in the manor house, Brown long eared, common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle and lesser horseshoe bat.

We are helping to ensure the building continues to provide a cosy home for bats and a wonderful day out for you.