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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wayford Manor House Somerset

A mainly Elizabethan country house, Grade I listed Wayford Manor incorporates some medieval fragments. The house was re-built in the 16th century by Charles Daubeney and was redesigned by Harold Peto in 1902. Project Summary Following widespread problems with Collyweston roofing works previously completed to part of Wayford Manor, Messenger was contacted to provide specialist […]

Sacrewell Mill Cambridgeshire

Sacrewell Mill Cambridgeshire The rich history of Sacrewell’s Grade II* listed 18th century watermill, goes back as far as we know, to 1086 and the Domesday book, although the lie of the land suggests the Romans were using water power at Sacrewell hundreds of years earlier. Project Summary The project at Sacrewell included the construction […]

Walcot Hall Lincolnshire

Walcot Hall is a Grade I Listed Carolean country house, believed to have been designed by John Webb. In the past, the house has been owned by members of the Neville and Dearden families. Walcot Hall was used by the 67th Fighter Wing of the USAF in World War II, planning daylight raids over Germany […]

Apethorpe Hall Northamptonshire

Apethorpe Hall began life in the late 15th century and has played host to Queen Elizabeth I, King James I and King Charles I. After years of neglect and decay, it fell into total disrepair until 2004 when English Heritage stepped in to save it. Project Summary The team at Messenger have carried out various […]