Saltford Manor

The Thurlow Partnership, Bristol, 2012


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Saltford Manor is a Grade II star Listed Manor House dating from 1148 and is reputably the oldest continuously occupied house in Britain

It has been well used over that period with many changes and it is fortunate that some original and notable features remain.

The brief was to replace a collection of modern structures on the eastern side of the house that adjoined the graveyard of St Mary's Church. The new accommodation provides a Dining Room, an Orangery and a store serving both sides of the house.

The resulting building is in contrast to the massive stone and tiled house, with largely top lit rooms combining a Vitral roofing system with tern coated stainless steel roofing carried on elegant stainless steel trusses featuring flitched rafters. The walls are in timber studwork clad externally with Blue Lias stone to compliment the existing house. Ashlar stone arches and a new window to the west provide a subtle link to the Norman features of the original house.


  • Begun: Feb 2012
  • Completed: Dec 2012
  • Floor area: 60m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £225,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Feb 2012
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works 2011
  • Address: Saltford Manor, Queens Square, Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3EL, United Kingdom

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