Elvaston Castle Coach House Derbyshire

Managed by Derbyshire County Council, Elvaston Castle is a Grade II* listed country house. It forms the centrepiece of a 350 acre estate that also includes 16 Grade II buildings and a Grade II* registered Park and Garden. Project Summary Messenger was awarded the contract for stripping and overhauling the existing Westmoreland slate roofs, including […]

Packhorse Bridge Walsingham

This 18th century bridge sits within the extensive grounds of the Walsingham Estate, crossing the River Stiffkey. It is thought that the bridge may be older and moved to its current position from a more southerly point when the river was dammed to create an ornamental lake. Project Summary Messenger was employed to restore and […]

Castle Acre Priory Norfolk

Founded by the Warenne family soon after the Norman Conquest, for almost 450 years Castle Acre Priory in Norfolk was the home and workplace of monks and their servants, a refuge for pilgrims, and a stopping point for royalty, clergy and nobility. It was also part of a vast monastic network centred on the great […]

Green End House & St Mary’s Place, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire

The site formed part of a property purchased by the St Rose of Lima Association in 1960 who subsequently built accommodation for the nuns and the locally popular and well-run St Rose Infant School next door. Project Summary Messenger was awarded the contract for the conversion of a Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse, located next […]

Belton House Grantham

Belton stable block was built in 1685 and is recognised as being of ‘exceptional significance for its aesthetic and historical value’. It’s one of only 21 Grade I listed stables in England, important for the number of original features still intact. Project Summary Messenger recently completed a year-long project to conserve and rejuvenate the 17th-century […]

Stowe School Buckinghamshire

Stowe School is a selective independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It was opened on 11th May 1923. Originally for boys only, the school is now coeducational, with some 550 boys and 220 girls. Along with many of the other buildings on the school’s estate, the main house is now a Grade I listed building. Project […]

Turret Gateway Leicester

Turret Gateway, built in 1422, is a Grade I* listed monument in Leicester’s city centre and is the gateway to the south entrance of the inner bailey of the Castle. It survives as a two-storey stone building with an arched gate passage and a portcullis chamber above. A third storey was destroyed in an election […]

Nevill Holt Opera Theatre

At the corner of the cluster of buildings around Nevill Holt Hall, the long ironstone block, crenellated and pedimented, is quite grand for a stable. For a theatre, on the other hand, it is compact and intimate. Project Summary The construction of a new opera theatre, within the stable block of the Grade I listed […]

Deene Park Northamptonshire

Deene Park Northamptonshire Deene Park has been the seat of the Brudenell family since 1514. The hall itself is a Grade I listed building dating back to the 14th century. Seven of the Brudenell family were Earls of Cardigan — the most notable being the 7th Earl who led the Charge of the Light Brigade […]

Wrest Park Archer’s Pavilion

Thomas Archer’s Pavilion at Wrest Park was built between 1709 and 1711. The pavilion’s design is unusual in England with the six projecting bays, three round alternating with three square. Archer’s work is more continental than that of any other English architect of his day. The large, circular room and domed ceiling are decorated with […]