The College

Walsingham

Client – Walsingham College Trust Association
Date of Completion – 2016

The College provides ancillary accommodation for visiting clergy to the for The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, a place of pilgrimage since the 11th century. During two phases of works, the grade II* listed St Augustine’s and the grade II listed north wing have been refurbished.

In St Augustine’s the existing 17th century fabric of the building has been carefully repaired, and previous insensitive alterations removed and rectified. Minor structural alterations include the addition of new dormer windows on the rear elevation and insertion of a new staircase to access the attic. Accommodation has been improved and altered to create bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms. Building services have been renewed throughout and natural insulation materials and lime renders and plasters have been used to improve the thermal performance and breathability of the existing fabric.

A similar exercise has been carried out in the  north wing, where most of the new bathrooms have been inserted in the area of a former modern corridor to minimise impact on existing historic room layouts. A new covered external walkway with a stone plinth/seat and green oak structure provides improved access and circulation to the College, and links the wing to the re-landscaped courtyard garden.

 

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