Heritage Statement, Leominster, Herefordshire

We were instructed by Roger Peachey Architects to undertake a Heritage Statement of plans to convert traditional barns at Lower Hyde, Leominster on a sensitive site next to a Scheduled Monument

This pair of traditional brick and timber-framed barns stands partially on the infilled moat associated with a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Comprising the well-preserved earthworks of a medieval moated site, probably of 12th or 13th century origin, this monument represented a significant constraint on development, with groundworks potentially impacting on the moat, its fills and possible structural remains.

Concerns were also raised about the potential impact of development on nearby Listed buildings.

Working through a set of recognised Heritage assessment criteria, we were able to demonstrate the potential impact of development would be slight.

We successfully overcame previous concerns raised by Historic England and Herefordshire Council allowing development to proceed.

“The submission of a good quality heritage statement is welcomed, and the new layout of the site / development is an improvement from the historic environment point of view. Concerns about harmful impact on the adjacent scheduled monument have now been allayed.”¬† Julian Cotton, Archaeological Advisor, Herefordshire Council

In Brief

Client: Robert Peachey Architects Sector: Historic Buildings; Built Heritage; Conservation Services:

Heritage Statement; Architectural Analysis & Documentary Research; Built Heritage Assessment

Location: Barns, Herefordshire

Key Points

Assessment of plans to develop on a sensitive site adjacent to Scheduled medieval moat and close to two Listed buildingsSuccessfully overcame previous concerns allowing development to proceed

Results

We successfully overcame previous concerns raised by Historic England and Herefordshire Council allowing development to proceed