Event Details

Halswell House Restoration Tour

Location: Bridgwater

Start date: 27th June 2019

Start time: 13:00

Halswell park sits within the village of Goathurst on the Quantock hills just North of Taunton. Described by Nikolaus Pevsner as “the most important house of its date in the county” Halswell is held in the highest regard when it comes to its architectural significance and heritage. The Estate dates as far back as the 11th century, however the main existing buildings are now made up of a large mansion house to the front of 1689 and a Tudor manor off the rear of this building which is dated to the mid sixteenth century. In private ownership for the last 5-6 years the main buildings and surrounding follies have been painstakingly conserved and unpicked to uncover their history and safeguard their future. Extensive structural repairs to the fabric have been carried out in conjunction with the control and eradication of a significant dry rot problem. Following these early works complete re-roofing was undertaken as well as a extensive masonry repairs across the façade of the Tudor Manor. All of these works have stopped the ingress of water to the buildings fabric which in turn has safeguarded the fabric from further deterioration.