The Red Wing, Croome Court
Structural repairs and re-roofing on Grade I listed service wing to Croome Court in Worcestershire, originally home to the 6th Earl of Coventry.
Located on the east side of the mansion, the red-brick service wing otherwise known as the ‘Red Wing’ was home to the many servants that kept Croome running smoothly from the 1750s until the 1940s, and in many ways, it is as historically and architecturally important as Croome itself. The Red wing came into the care of the National Trust in 2012 following years of neglect under private ownership which saw the building slip into an alarmingly dangerous state. Much of the roof, and floors had collapsed and the original windows had been removed, and with the interior exposed wind and rain were damaging the fabric even further. English Heritage made it a major priority on their Heritage at Risk register and it was noted as the worst condition of any Grade I listed building in the West Midlands.
Our work included detailed survey and recording work and understanding of the building to inform the repairs. Repair works included structural repairs to roof and floor structures where required for stability of the building. New roof coverings including repair and re-leading to dormer windows, repair of rainwater goods and chimneys and stone repairs to the parapet and cornice as well as the reinstatement of windows.