Barlow Grange


Grade II listed farmhouse dates from the early 17th century and comprises three linked ranges fronting a lane, forge-pond, and steading. Barlow Grange’s steading courtyard was an important site of medieval ‘bloomeries’ (iron smelting furnaces) in the ownership of Louth Cistercian Abbey; this along with extensive rights of adjacent woodland fuelled iron working as part of a well-established industry.

It was ruinous in 1977 and shortly afterwards refurbished as a dwelling. Bench Architects were commissioned to investigate suspected active woodworm in the roof void, condensation, and structural concerns. BA were Project Architects, Contract Administrators and Principal Designer for a contract to execute roof and chimney repairs, including structural repairs to decayed purlins, masonry indents, helical-reinforcement, repointing, metal repairs, enhanced roof void ventilation and bathroom extraction.