24Jul 2019

Burley House – Burley in Wharfedale

Posted in: - By Patchett Joinery

Burley House – Burley in Wharfedale
Grade 1 listed Principle building
Conversion of Coach House and Mews cottages
New build cottages x 3

Proudly standing on the eastern entry to Burley in Wharfedale since the latter quarter of the 18th Century, historic Burley House is Grade I Listed; built by a major local landowner Thomas Maude in the neoclassical style, with the main buildings supported by a charming mews and adjacent coach house.

Mentioned by Pevsner in his architectural survey of the West Riding (The Buildings of England: Yorkshire West Riding 1959), the building was last used as a private home in the early years of the 20th century before becoming St. Phillip’s school, which ran until the 1960s. The building moved from an educational use to become The Flying Pizza Two, briefly a hotel and then the headquarters office of Greenwoods Menswear and most recently Findel plc.

Now in the care of joint developers Square Feet and Yorplace Ltd this magnificent period building will comprise three stunning luxury apartments and a substantial four storey family home, whilst the courtyard mews buildings and adjacent coach house form character homes ranging from two bedroom units to larger four and five bedroom properties. In addition, there are three brand new three storey houses forming a secluded terrace attached to the coach house and running towards Burley’s delightful village green.

YorPlace Ltd and Square Feet are well established, and highly regarded development partners having completed many successful high calibre schemes across the region. The most local is the much admired conversion and development of ‘The Malt’ – a landmark regeneration scheme to be found just a couple of hundred yards from Burley Court close to St. Mary’s parish church which we were also involved with.

Burley Court continues the blend of considered and sympathetic conversion and new build, with each property boasting a comprehensive specification including our bespoke made timber windows, combining modern day requirements with the fabric and character of the period buildings that form the heart of this beautifully positioned project.

The main house required careful restoration of the existing windows. Using the finest materials and specialist craftsmanship we restored the original weights and pulleys sliding sash to their former glory.

The windows for the Coach House, Mews and New Builds were all made in our Yorkshire factory. Expertly crafted with traditional materials but suited to current expectations including thermal efficiency and upgraded security requirements.