Roughwood Farmhouse

Listed Building Consent application for alterations to Grade II listed Roughwood Farmhouse

Iceni Heritage were appointed to advise the owners on refurbishment of this grade II listed late Victorian farmhouse, with an extension designed by Charles Voysey in 1914. The Site also falls within the Chilterns Area of outstanding natural beauty.

With Iceni Design appointed as architects, the two teams worked closely with the owners’ contractors and the Council with much of the advice focussing on the condition and significance of the historic fabric. The team provided the necessary drawings and an assessment of the proposed alterations and their potential impact on heritage assets.

In consultation with Iceni, specialist contractors were appointed for the repair of the Voysey wing.

In addition, the team also applied for Enhanced Listing of the Site to Historic England, and convincingly set out the higher significance of the Voysey wing and the questionable curtilage listing of Roughwood Farmhouse Cottage. This was successful and Historic England agreed that the cottage should be exempt under Section 1(5a) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (‘the Act’). This allowed the client to undertake necessary alterations to the cottage and bring it back to habitable use, along with the sensitive alterations within the main house. A detailed schedule of works to undertake repair works to the Voysey wing were also agreed with the Council.

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