Hodsock Park is located in the North Nottinghamshire District of Bassetlaw. Once a much larger site, the 18th century Grade II house remains, although significantly altered from its original form.
We were commissioned to design an extension and undertake alterations to re-order part of the ground floor living accommodation.
An assessment of the site and the historic evidence demonstrated that there had been an orangery style addition to the west side of the main house some years earlier of a sizable structure. It was therefore reasonable to suggest that a modest development to the west side of the property would be acceptable as a reflection of historic precedent. We developed the preferred alternative and opened discussions with the local planning department and local conservation officers.
The original kitchen was long and narrow, and with doors at each end, functioned mainly as a corridor. The new extension provides a larger kitchen and utility room and maintains the existing points of connection and the former kitchen became a sitting room with a new external door. The original single storey utility room extension to the west of the property was demolished and replaced by a new larger extension and was constructed in facing brick and covered with a pantile roof to mirror the appearance of the outbuildings.
The new extension is single storey and was designed to replicate the architectural rhythm of the existing property. The walls were rendered over a low brick plinth to match the existing construction and finished with a stone capping over a low parapet wall to all sides. The flat roof was covered with a single ply membrane and the roof lantern with glazed sides and slate roof provides additional light in the spaces. The new doors and windows were black polyester powder coated metal frames which make a striking contrast against the white render.
- Hodsock Park
- Private Client
- Extension and Alteration to a Listed Building
- grade II