Winstanley Hall was at risk from demolition before SAVE stepped in to attempt to secure the future of this remodelled Elizabethan House with adjoining C19th stable courtyard.
The Morton Partnership have been assisting SAVE in undertaking survey work of the three principal Courtyard Buildings, assessing what emergency works are necessary and then preparing documentation for applications to English Heritage and other bodies such as the Country Houses Foundation.
The three buildings are a prime example of English eccentricity, with rugged coursed masonry and designed with a mix of Norman, Tudor and Baroque motifs built by Meyrick Bankes II, a colourful charater who travelled extensively in Europe and America and adorned his grounds with statues of amimals and monsters.
The proposed emergency works will concentrate on securing the buildings from the weather and ensure they are structurally sound in the short-term. This will allow time for SAVE to consider and prepare their plans for both these buildings and the main hall.