FOLLY AT STANCOMBE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
This Victorian garden folly was rebuilt with a substantial grant from English Heritage. There were no accurate drawings available, and the glazed clerestorey roof had been removed, together with most of the roof structure. Fortunately one of the cills had been re-used as a make-do roof purlin, and from this it was possible to recreate the whole structure. Much of the masonry detail was reintroduced by the judicious use of lime mortar. The building had featured a hypocaust underfloor heating system, with the warm air draught generated by an external fire induced through the floor to exhaust under the grate of the small fireplace. Unfortunately we were never allowed to test this.
Main contractor: Carrek Construction, Wells