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 […]

Town Hall Berkhamstead

The town hall in Berkhamsted was built in 1859 in the Gothic style typical of this period. It has large traceried windows, ornate corbels and diapered patterned brickwork adorning its front façade. Project Summary The building was restored in order to provide the town with flexible community spaces, all while conserving this amazing piece of […]

All Saints Church Huntingdon

All Saints’ Church is the third or fourth sacred building to stand on the North side of Huntingdon’s market square, Market Hill. The current church and its predecessors have been there for over a thousand years. Project Summary A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle […]

Old Hall Dovecote Barholm

As an important component of a 17th century manorial complex, the dovecote preserves valuable evidence for the way in which dovecotes functioned both economically and symbolically in high-status establishments of this period. Project Summary The dovecote at Barholm Old Hall is a complete standing structure surviving in good condition. It is rare in that all […]

Mill Road Cemetery Cambridge

Messenger was tasked with creating a commemoration for the chapel that once stood within the Mill Road cemetery. The former chapel was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and was sadly destroyed in a fire in 1954. Project Summary Messenger was awarded the contract to create a memorial to the Mill Road Chapel. This consisted […]

Burghley Walled Garden Stamford

Burghley Park was successfully entered into a 10-year Higher Level Stewardship scheme towards the end of 2013, with management and restoration proposals guided by a Parkland Management Plan (Cookson and Tickner, 2013). One of the main projects identified for part-funding through HLS was the restoration of the Walled Garden, located towards the south of the […]