Listed Buildings

Modernism at Dartington

Atkinson Architects is delighted to have received listed building and planning approvals for the renovation of a Modernist landmark at the Dartington Estate. Full client go-ahead for the repair and renovation of a 1930’s iconic dwelling designed by Robert Hening – collaborator with William Lescaze, who between them created Hill House and the group of […]

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Edwardian Seafront Splendour

Atkinson Architects renovation of The Anchorage set within the West Hoe Conservation Area is well underway. The iconic Edwardian townhouse commands a spectacular waterside location overlooking Plymouth Sound. The project consists of a comprehensive retro-fit and thermal upgrade of the whole property. New interiors at all four-floor levels involving the preservation of heritage fireplaces, original

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Atkinson Architects, Autumn works in progress for listed building conservation to a farmstead set in Dartmoor National Park. Illustrating our core palette of materials used to last a lifetime and improve with age. A combination of bronze casements and painted hardwood windows. Scantle slate roofs with lead dressing and metal gutters. Local schist stone and

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Conservation of Listed Estate Buildings

Atkinson Architects ongoing projects for farm estate landowners across Devon includes new buildings and conservation work on several listed properties. Late summer saw the phased completion of estates in Loddiswell, Cornwood, Modbury and Craddock. All architectural interventions use the best traditional techniques and materials including lime torching, stonework, sash windows and cast iron metal-craft.

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Iconic Modernism at Dartington Estate

Atkinson Architects are working on the internationally significant Modernist 1930’s house at Dartington Estate near Totnes. Part of an iconic series of dwellings designed by Lescaze and Henning for the Elmhirst family along Warren Lane. We are in the design and planning stages to renovate the Grade II Listed dwelling and surrounding gardens for new

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Architecture and Landscape

Atkinson Architects consider the landscape context and garden design of equal importance to the buildings themselves. Our holistic approach to design seeks to retain the existing landscape character of a place – enhancing it with new planting that is appropriate for the climate. The broad range of locations we have worked on throughout the South

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Spring loaded

Atkinson Architects Spring workload has several listed building projects moving through all RIBA work stages – from design, planning and building regulations through to construction on site.These include the renovation, repair and new development wings at: two seminal Devon Georgian manor houses, a 16th century Cornish farmhouse, and a former Manse in Dartmoor National Park.

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Scheduled Ancient Monument Projects

Atkinson Architects have been appointed over the past decade to work on several Scheduled Ancient Monument sites across Devon and Cornwall. Our thorough approach to research and design has ensured the successful conservation of these landmark locations. The varied building types have included: A 17th century farmstead at Ditsworthy on Dartmoor, with rabbit warrens, beast

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Ancient Monument Projects

Lifetime Materiality and Detailing

Atkinson Architects pursuit of the finest quality detailing seen here on some of our completed projects – for both new build and conservation repair. Working closely with specialist craftsmen and following Historic England technical guidance on how to work with traditional materials. Our hands-on approach means that our buildings improve with age and maximise lifespans.

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Grade I Listed Church & Lych Gate – Specialist Repairs

Atkinson Architects are on-site at St Petroc Church, Harford, Devon for repairs to the Grade I Listed church building and Lych Gate. The 15th century Dartmoor church suffered notable damage during the early 2022 storms – including the complete ‘blow off’ of the entire lych gate, roof and structure which landed several metres away in

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St. Petroc Church Harford Atkinson Architects Grade I Renovation

Conservation Design & Energy Enhancements

Atkinson Architects have recently completed this sensitive repair of a Grade II Listed farmhouse set within Dartmoor National Park. The project balances two very important aspects: Traditional techniques for scantle slate vertical wall cladding as protection from the rain. Contemporary techniques to improve thermal performance of old buildings through the use of a thick, insulated

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Cawsand Fort Restoration

Work has commenced to restore parts of the Grade II Listed, Scheduled Ancient Monument, Cawsand Fort in South East Cornwall. Atkinson Architects have been working closely with owners of the private residences to secure approvals for full external fabric restoration – new windows, roof works, stone repairs and the public realm gardens. Cawsand Fort, dating

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Hands On Listed Building Surveys

Atkinson Architects have a very hands-on approach when commissioned to work with listed buildings and heritage assets. We have extensive knowledge of traditional south-west vernacular buildings, materials and construction techniques. This informs our on-site investigation into how buildings evolve and their physical condition. We are pleased to see several approved listed building projects progressing on

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Timber Building Design

A selection of Atkinson Architects ongoing projects and completed buildings using timber. Structural frame design with various types of hardwood cladding to create contemporary architecture that sits well alongside historic buildings. The use of structural timber such as – oak, douglas fir and glu-lam frames, provides a low impact modern form of construction with great

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Lock Keeper Cottage & the noble Allis Shad

Atkinson Architects are working closely with The Canal & River Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust and Natural England to protect the very rare and beautiful Allis Shad freshwater fish.  Our site at Lock Keeper Cottage on the banks of The River Tamar is itself a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Listed Building – but also the only

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Heritage management plans on-site

At Atkinson Architects we have a selection of listed building projects that are in progress as we move from Spring into Summer.  Restoration and extensions to Georgian villas and Sixteenth Century thatched longhouses are all underway in Devon.  We have a great understanding and a wealth of knowledge of how to design, detail and specify

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Thatched Sixteenth Century Cottage Conservation

Exceptional detailing and high quality materials

Atkinson Architects strive to create buildings with a sense of permanence and quality that improves with age. Many of our completed projects in Devon and Cornwall are used as exemplar models of architectural detailing and top-quality craftsmanship by construction organisations and European materials suppliers. The use of recyclable materials such as timber, copper, zinc and lead is

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Modern living in Grade II Listed buildings

Atkinson Architects completed conservation and new design works for The North and South Lodges at Maristow. Externally, the Grade II Listed buildings have been sensitively repaired with solid Dartmoor granite stone infill, Delabole slate roofs, traditional leadwork, and new hardwood joinery. This ‘invisible’ external conservation work contrasts with the internal improvements to the dwellings –

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