Upgrade of grade II listed home at the heart of the conservation area
"a programme of repairs using historic building techniques"
Little Court is a grade II listed home at the heart of the conservation area of East Bergholt, a village that has a strong connection with the painter John Constable who was born and lived in the village.
The architecture of Little Court is very similar in character to Constable’s paintings of East Bergholt House built by Constable’s father (demolished 1840s) and located close near by.
The house is largely 18th century built onto and incorporating a much older structure.
The works involved achieved an upgrade of the existing accommodation to provide for the requirements of the modern user, by insertion of new kitchen and bathrooms and renewal of heating, electrical and plumbing services.
At the same time there was a programme of repairs using historic building techniques including timber frame repairs, replacement of modern felt finishes with traditional lead roofing, repairs to windows, and reordering of panelling from the Georgian era interfered with in the 20th century.