The Master’s House

  • © Tim Crocker
  • © Tim Crocker
  • © Tim Crocker
  • © Tim Crocker
  • © Tim Crocker
  • © Tim Crocker
  • © Tim Crocker
  • © Tim Crocker
  • © Tim Crocker
  • © Tim Crocker

Application Type

AABC Conservation

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

West Midlands

Local Authority Area

Herefordshire

Information about this scheme

Located in the market town of Ledbury, the Grade 2* listed Master's House has a timber frame medieval building at its core, encased in later Georgian and Victorian additions. In March 2015 the HLF funded project was completed to repair and regenerate the Master's House as a public building for Herefordshire County Council, with facilities including a library and council customer services. The completed building is both a visitor attraction and a starting point for orientation and interpretation of medieval Ledbury. Through its physical presence as a high quality Grade 2* listed historic building, the regeneration of the Master's House consolidates a sense of place and continuity, giving public access to its unique architecture, while providing a high quality environment for vital public services and accessible arts and cultural events.

Credits

Client

Herefordshire County Council

Architect

Butler Hegarty Architects

Main Contractor

Speller Metcalfe

Sub-Contractor

Splitlath Building Conservation

Quantity Surveyor

Sawyer and Fisher (Epsom) Ltd.

Structural Engineer

Hockley and Dawson Consulting Engineers

Community Group

Friends of the Master's House

Project Manager

Amey

Conservator

Elizabeth Holford Associates Limited

Heritage Interpretation

Imagemakers

Specialist Sub-Contractor

Woodcraft Joinery Ltd.

Specialist Sub-Contractor

The Limecrete Company

Specialist Sub-Contractor

Elemental Solutions

Project Funder

Heritage Lottery Fund

Other

Tim Crocker Architectural Photography

Project Funder

Herefordshire County Council

Primary Use Class

Class D1f - Public Library/Archive/Visitor Centre