Location: Mitchell, Cornwall
Status: Commenced September 2018
The redundant barn is considered to be a classic example of a mid Cornwall ‘Linhay’. It is 10m by 6m in size. The exact age of the barn is unknown but given its architectural style it is suggested to date from the mid to late 18th century. It is considered that the barn would have once formed a number of ancillary agricultural buildings associated with the original farmhouse. Before conversion the barn was used for storage purposes and was in a state of general disrepair.
The barn is being converted in a holiday let. Underpinning works will be required in order to level and new formal floor structure.
Although the stone work is in good order, the envelope of the building will be raked out and re pointed during the conversion works. The stone work has been previously rendered using a cementicious render coating. Cement render is too brittle for use on stone substrates. We will carefully knock off this rendering and re point the stone with a suitable NHL mortar.
We will update our photos and dialogue throughout the course of the conversion works.