Hodsock Priory is a Grade II listed Victorian Manor House.
Hodsock has a rich history dating back some 2000 years. The main house was rebuilt in1829 in the fashionable Gothic revival style and in 1873 George Devey altered and enlarged the building which is largely as it remains today.
In the 19th Century the house was renamed Hodsock Priory. Since this last significant remodelling there have been internal alterations over the years adapting the building to a variety of different uses. Hodsock Priory remains a family home and today opens its doors for private events.
We were commissioned to review the North Wing which was significantly altered in the 1960s, the brief was to reinstate some of the features that were lost as well as designing a new Estates Office. The north wing of the property, which had been previously converted to three separate flats almost forty years earlier, was in need of total refurbishment. The first objective was to attain planning permission and listed building consent for a change of use and for the internal and external alterations.
We designed a new Estates Office with independent access, the two office spaces have been created over two floors linked by a custom-made bespoke spiral stair, designed by Carl and constructed by a local metalworker, to give access to the first floor office suite. The stair was fabricated in steel and finished with oak handrail and treads.
The new spacious entrance lobby provides a true sense of arrival. The doors into the office have been designed to be held open within the new bookcases and provide a decorative panelled opening. Internally Carl designed bespoke furniture which was hand crafted to the high standards that we expect, including a small kitchen all discretely hidden behind cupboard doors that match the bespoke bookcases.
Two new openings were formed in the principle elevation with stone surrounds to match the existing to create independent access and the existing diaper work was carefully adjusted around the new openings to maintain the original pattern. Existing windows previously adapted or blocked up were carefully restored to match the existing.
- Hodsock Priory
- Hodsock Priory Ltd
- Conversion of North Wing Flat into Office Space
- Grade II