Wealden Hall House
Oxted, Surrey
The complete refurbishment of a 16th Century
Wealden Hall House in to a modern family home.
The house was extended and linked to the converted
outbuildings with the use of modern materials to
contract with the historic fabric.

Details
Project
Wealden Hall House
Location
Oxted, Surrey
Stages Completed
1-6
Description
Wealden Hall House is located in a Surrey village within a large plot with extensive gardens. Built in the 16th Century, this medieval timber framed structure is a typical example of this kind of building with a large open hall area flanked by floored jettied end bays.

Previous owners had extended the building a number of times in a number of directions over the past centuries. This resulted in a disjointed feel to the property with spaces that were disconnected and not suitable for the needs of a modern family. The extensions failed to match the original hall house and a fresh approach was needed.

MortonScarr held detailed consultations with County Conservation Officer due to significant importance of building and a solution was found that met the needs of the Client, whilst respecting the important history. The tired Edwardian extension was demolished, and a replacement extension was formed to link all of the buildings together with a coherent design

Dark spaces within the plan were made light again with glazed links and large pieces of glass to allow light to filtrate in to main building. The front of the building was repaired and restored to its original appearance and a new rear and side extension using a combination of timber, aluminium and glass was sensitively designed to allow views through to original structure. The existing garage was converted to a games room featuring a full-size snooker table. Existing rooms within the hall house were restored and adapted to create a family home suitable for modern day living.
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