The Restoration of Rockingham Courtyard under the GLAS scheme

The Historic Stone Built Agricultural Slated Farm Outbuildings and Coach House reveiced grant aid under the Heritage Council’s GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme scheme in 2021. Read more about the project here.

The buildings comprise of  early 18th century derelict outhouses used as farm buildings and include a series of terraced buildings of coach house, stables including servants quarters,workshop,cow houses, pigsty and barn. Laid out as a courtyard with Rockingham House, the yard now being a lawn.

All the buildings are constructed to a high standard as reflected in the quality of masonry detailing with large slate eave stones quarried slating etc to the front facade.

Funding received for first stage restoration of the farm buildings with the replacement of the roof coverings providing weathering.

The scope of the work involved stripping the existing roof finishes, and repairing the structural roofing timber below followed by re-slating the roof. Minor masonry repairs were carried out which involved repointing of the existing stonework with lime mortar.

A Bat/Bird survey undertaken by Faith Wilson Ecological Consultant confirmed the presence of bats and birds. The Heritage  Council extended the deadline for completion of works to accommodate protection of wildlife in accordance with the Bat derogation licence.

A special thank you to: Anna Meenan our project manager;  Paul Keogh our Glas/ Teagasc adviser; Ivor McElveen our conversation/ engineer consultant; Faith Wilson our Ecological consultant; Eoin Walsh local expert tradesman; John and Marcella Mallick.

To all these experts for helping us to restore this project to its original glory utilising as much of the original materials as possible ensuring the continual protection of wildlife

The  images here  are taken before and after works done.

Patrick and Mary Doyle
Patrick and Mary Doyle
Patrick and Mary Doyle
Patrick and Mary Doyle
Patrick and Mary Doyle

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