Conservation of Lady Wimborne Cottages, Restoration of Listed Cottages, Longham, East Dorset

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Project Description

Conversion of a listed former Longham post office back to original historic houses with two additional new houses. Wimborne

These attractive yet run down Grade II Listed houses have been sensitively converted (including change of use) to 2 new homes. Built in 1867, they are early examples of Lady Wimborne Cottages and therefore of historical significance.

The unsightly modern single storey extensions have been removed and the cottages restored, with minor alterations, so that they can be used again as 2 two bedroom cottages.  Works included; reroof with plain clay tiles, structural repairs to external walls, extension to the rear and alterations to the internal walls. A simple rear extension has been added that is sympathetic to the Lady Wimborne houses.

All the unnecessary and intrusive outbuildings were removed enabling space for the erection of  2 new traditional houses on the site. The new homes are designed to compliment the existing cottages.

The future of this heritage asset has been secured and delightful starter homes created.

Photography: Edwards Estate Agents