Conservation of Lady Wimborne 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 are to be 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 will be removed and the cottages will be restored, with minor alterations, so that they can be used again as 2 two bedroom cottages.  Works include; reroof with plain clay tiles, structural repairs to external walls, extension to the rear and alterations to the internal walls. A simple rear extension is to be added that is sympathetic to the Lady Wimborne houses.

All the unnecessary and intrusive outbuildings are to be 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 granted planning approval will revive the listed building and its setting.  The new use will secure the future of this heritage asset and create delightful starter homes.