The great hall
In the great hall, we intend to keep the cross wall that was inserted in the 17th century but reduce it in height to open up the views of the roof, allowing an understanding of the volume of the original great hall. Later brickwork on either side of the cross wall will be removed, together with the remnants of the 18th-century cottages that subdivided this space. The floor will be insulated, and the stone flags re-laid, while steps up to the entrance hall follow the historic change in level. Contemporary wall panelling containing insulation, services and window shutters also helps to define the extent of the former great hall.