Grade II Listed Building Application

Planning: Listed building application – Re-roofing of Grade II listed building in Southernhay West, Exeter

The repeated theft of lead sheet from the roof of this Grade II building required an alternative solution to be found and it was decided to replace most of the lead with slate.

Listed Building Applications require a Statement of Significance to be prepared. This can require research into a building’s history – a very fascinating but time consuming exercise.

In this case it seemed that the building might originally have been constructed as a gatekeeper’s lodge in association with the adjacent Burnet Patch Bridge, which spans the old city walls and was built in around 1814. This date is consistent with the neo-classic design of the building.

A photograph from around 1900 shows that the roof was originally flat, the present mansard style a 20th century alteration.

The application also required research into the most appropriate detailing and materials – e.g. zinc ridge capping instead of lead and new parapet coping stones. These were sourced from Throverton Stone

Grade II building in Southernhay West, Exeter