Hayes Raleigh – Lympstone, Devon.
Client : Private.
Hayes Raleigh is Grade II listed and a large private house situated in Lympstone, East Devon. Formerly known as Lympstone Rectory, it was remodelled in the 1700’s from a previous older house on the site.
Part of the entrance way to the house was demolished due to a vehicle impact. We were asked to clean up the bricks and stone for re-use and then re-build it back to its original state.
The photograph above shows the section of wall before the damage occurred.
The mortar used was hydraulic lime with red local sand and was a good match for the original.
Once the gate opening was set out and up to its correct height, the archway was re-instated.
One of the gate piers remained and we had no difficulty in replicating the detail in the brickwork.
The garden walls were constructed during the Georgian Period and the bonding of brickwork used is known as Flemish bond.
A new wooden gate was made and fixed as the original was damaged during the impact of the vehicle.
Another brick in the wall!