It's been so rewarding to be involved with this historic project. We're delighted to have been leading a two-year restoration project, on behalf of a private client, to transform Sockburn Hall, near Darlington, from a derelict building into a family home.
Our brief was to preserve and breathe new life into this dormant 1830’s Grade II* Listed Jacobean hall, which comes with its own stretch of river and a ruined Grade I Listed chapel. This was quite a challenge! As at 2008, increasing levels of decay saw the Hall and chapel, put on the ‘Heritage at Risk' register by English Heritage. Darlington Borough Council also added the associated coach house and stables to its local ‘at risk’ register.
The historic hall, which was in danger of collapse and on the ‘Heritage at Risk’ register, has now been put forward for a prestigious ‘Historic England Angel Award,’ following the extensive restoration work. We'll post more photos and news about the award in due course!