Farringford House

  • © Kilburn Nightingale Architects
  • © Kilburn Nightingale Architects
  • © Kilburn Nightingale Architects
  • © Kilburn Nightingale Architects
  • © Kilburn Nightingale Architects
  • © Kilburn Nightingale Architects
  • © Kilburn Nightingale Architects
  • © Kilburn Nightingale Architects
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Application Type

AABC Conservation

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

South East

Local Authority Area

Isle of Wight

Information about this scheme

The Grade 1 listed Farringford, originally built in1802, and was the home of Tennyson from 1853 to his death in 1892. Becoming a hotel in the 20th century the building was altered and extended and 26 cottages were built in the grounds. The current owner has spent a decade working with Kilburn Nightingale Architects to restore the house to its form when owned by the Tennyson family in order to create a facility that is open to the public as an exhibition space and cultural study centre, with holiday accommodation in the grounds. The process has included the expert analysis of internal finishes (paints and papers) and the replication and installation of specially printed wallpapers.  The house is in the process of being furnished with historically correct antique furniture and, where possible, furnishings and artworks that were originally in the house have been repurchased or borrowed and restored to the building. 

Credits

Applicant

Kilburn Nightingale Architects

Architect

Kilburn Nightingale Architects

Architect

Kilburn Nightingale Architects

Main Contractor

JR Bucketts and Sons Ltd.

Structural Engineer

Alan Gentry Structural Engineer Ltd.

Primary Use Class

Class D1f - Public Library/Archive/Visitor Centre