The Coal Store, Guilsborough
The cob barn is a central feature in Guilsborough but it has been suffering from a common earth building problem of water entering through the base due to a raised ground level.
The adjacent ground level land was lowered and the brickwork foundation walls were rebuilt and re-pointed.
It is important that any substantial repairs are not “lost” within the building and for historical reasons there must be subtle differences between original material and any subsequent repairs. This will enable future generations to “read” the building.
Internally one of the stores had further cob wall repairs carried out and the lime render was laid on top. The whole store then had three coats of lime wash applied.