Repairing the manor house roof

The old roof on the manor house

We apologise for the scaffolding around the Manor house during November. Our roof needs to be repaired and checked to ensure it is weather tight.

Contractors are repairing the roof at the front of the manor house for 4 weeks from the end of October. This will be the first time this area has been re roofed since 1948.

This means that scaffolding around will be erected around the entrance to allow access for the roofing works. 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.

At weekends the manor house will be open and accessible as usual.

Works on the manor in 1948
The manor house 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.

So please bear with us whilst these works are carried out; we are helping to ensure the building is in good condition for the future but the scaffolding will look a little out of character for these upcoming four weeks.