R.I.B.A. CONSERVATION 11, Handbook
Grade 11 Listed Barn conversion
Kingston, South Cambs.

Recently issued, one of only 7 two page entries: pp.64 & 65

The Grade 11 listed barn was unused and deteriorating, it was situated within the curtilage of a Grade 11 listed farmhouse and formed the rear aspect from this building. A carefully designed scheme persuaded the planning authority to allow a linked extension to the barn, which was the key to meeting the accommodation brief. The existing metal roof was replaced with longstraw thatching which attracted a fact-finding visit from the local conservation department. The works were designed to ensure the long-term preservation of the barn.

Windows have been carefully placed to retain the main elevations in a barn like appearance. Ancillary domestic accommodation was agreed to be built adjacent to the barn in a farm building style to allow the barn interior to be left, in part, as one large space.

The old barn now contains two bedrooms and a dramatic open plan dining/kitchen area while the new timber-frame building contains two more bedrooms and a living room. The Construction was completed within twelve months.