Old Court Farmhouse Grade II Listed
Client: John & Pam Coote
Location: Hutton, Somerset
Remove areas of cement, rebuild unstable areas of masonry with lime, replace missing coping stone, lime render and limewash.
This medieval gable dating back to C1450 was suffering not only from poor maintenance over decades but burrowing masonry bees had begun to destabilise areas of the stonework.
Like most medieval buildings in Somerset the walls are built with an earth mortar and without its protective lime coating the bees were able to tunnel into the soft mortar.
There were fragments of an original lime render at the top of the gable which were removed to allow repair and repointing of the masonry behind. We matched the thickness colour and texture of this historic lime render.