Following completion of the Phase 1 works at Bradwell Abbey last year, we’re pleased to share progress from the Phase 2 works, which consist of internal and external fabric repairs to the Grade II Listed farmhouse building.
Phase 1, which consisted of repairs to the Grade I Listed Chapel building, also saw a number of emergency repairs to the farmhouse, after it was identified that the building needed significant structural work to take place.
With Bradwell Abbey being a Scheduled Ancient Monument, it has been an interesting project for our specialist Heritage Team, who have worked closely alongside Historic England, Archaeologists and Ecologists to ensure the repairs are completed sympathetically, utilising appropriate materials. Working closely with Oxford Archaeology, the team have begun excavations in order to install external drainage systems.
Internally, scaffolding has been erected in order to prop up the MIC, this also means that the external scaffolding can now be taken down and work can begin on removing and rebuilding the external wall.
In order to help uncover more of the rich history of this site, the team are conducting studies of paint samples and roof timbers from various sections of the building, allowing them to establish the age of the materials.