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Lifting the roof and through the doors at Willow Court Farmhouse!

By June 15, 2023No Comments
People in high vis outfits and hard hats hang off ropes above exposed ceiling joists where a floor has been removed.

The Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust is delighted that thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Wychavon District Council and the Architectural Heritage Fund, enabling works have been successfully carried out by Messenger BCR Ltd at Willow Court Farmhouse, Droitwich. The focus of these works has been on making the previously inaccessible building safe for entry and to enable a detailed assessment of condition.

The careful removal of modern extensions is complete and has revealed some of the Tudor sections, exposing a really well-preserved section of the roof, with queen post roof with raking struts. The discovery of a well-preserved bread oven was also a wonderful find.  Access to some areas has proved tricky and rope access teams have been employed to help remove failed floors.

During May 2023, the trust welcomed staff from Platform Housing Groups and members of  Wychavon District Council’s Executive Board, who visited to see the progress to date and to hear about their plans to create six new affordable homes in the farmhouse.

You can follow the progress of the Willow Court Farmhouse project on their Facebook page.

Image: Rope access specialists remove a failed floor

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