Snitterton Hall is a Grade I listed building of outstanding national architectural and historical importance.
Pevsner has described it as “A gem of an Elizabethan manor house”. In Brian Bailey’s Manor Houses of England lauds the “perfect setting” while Olive Cook in The English House through Seven Centuries declares that Snitterton Hall is “movingly individual and poetic”.
The Hall, which was derelict in 1997, is now an immaculately and beautifully renovated family country house. The works were phased over a period of fifteen years including the repair and restoration of the Hall, garden pavilions, former stables, cottage, entrance gateway, curtilage walling and gates, design and repair of parterres, steps and paved ways. The works to the Hall included: re-roofing, repairs of historic plasterwork, fireplaces, panelling and leadwork, redesign of a 19th c. kitchen extension, modern bathrooms and upgrading mechanical systems. The works also included the design of a contemporary swimming pool on the site of a former glass-house within an orchard and productive-garden to the east of the hall.
Bench Architects provided full architectural services. In addition to the design and management of the works, we secured grant aid from the Peak District National Park Authority and VAT savings on alterations.