Five new houses for developer

A development of five new houses in the small Nottinghamshire village of Egmanton. The village includes a range of typical agricultural buildings with a distinctive church and a fine Norman Motte and Bailey nearby. This was the largest new development that had taken place in the village, consequently, great care was needed to ensure the design was sympathetic to the indigenous character. The success of the previous scheme (see Island Farm, above) gave the planning officers and the community confidence that the design would be acceptable. The layout comprises a cluster of five new buildings, four of them linked together and representing a range of farm buildings including a 14th century barn, (based on a building in a nearby village) granaries, and a threshing barn. The fifth building is based on the design of a traditional Nottinghamshire farmhouse.

A range of construction techniques was used including the use of large-section reclaimed timbers for internal posts & beams, along with new, traditionally-designed timber kingpost roof trusses, and specialist joinery.
View from the church
Aerial view

A new window design was developed based on the traditional ventilator used in animal buildings. Despite the references to traditional techniques and designs, the dwellings met all current Building Regulations requirements ensuring that they provide safe & comfortable homes. The sloping site provided an opportunity for first floor access to the rear of several dwellings, enabling interesting internal layouts with gallery access.


Credits:~ Structural design: Leonard Murray and Associates 01159 224717

Egmanton North Elevation