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 […]

Private Dwelling Cambridgeshire

Private Dwelling Cambridgeshire This property stands on the edge of the Greensand Ridge overlooking the valley of the River Ivel at the southern end of the present parish. The house was built in 1710 for the MP John Pedley, and is a two-storey red brick mansion in the Queen Anne style to which it dates. […]

Country House Bedfordshire

The original much larger 1560 manor house was demolished in 1745, leaving only the service wing intact. Much of the remaining 16th Century fabric was subsequently widely extended and remodelled throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including use as offices for a significant part of the 20th Century. In the 1970s a former owner returned […]

Northgate Street Warwick

In September 1694, the houses of Northgate Street were destroyed by the Great Fire of Warwick and rebuilt soon afterwards. A new Act of Parliament was passed: “For the more Regular and Uniform Rebuilding [of] the Houses Demolished by the Fire”, which instructed houses to be two stories high, made from brick or stone and […]

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 […]

Sunflower Project Askham Village Community Doddington

Askham Village Community is a specialist dementia unit and neurological rehabilitation unit for people with brain and spinal injuries, whilst also providing long term care for people with physical disabilities. Project Summary Messenger was awarded the contract for the construction of two new accommodation buildings within the grounds of an existing care home. The project […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fiveways House Leicestershire

Fiveways House is a Grade II listed building. Originally built as a shoe factory in the early 20th century, it later became a clothing factory. Fiveways has survived two fires, the most recent being in 2008. Project Summary Messenger was awarded the contract to convert a former Edwardian shoe factory into a 250 room student […]