Adlington Hall – Macclesfield. Phases 1-5
Client:Mrs Camilla Legh
Architect:Lloyd Evans Prichard
Contract Period:95 Weeks
Contract Sum:£ 750000
Adlington Hall is a stunning English country estate in the heart of Cheshire. The first hall on the site was built in Saxon times. The current property dates back to 1408, when the first section of the house was built. Many extensions and improvements were made between 1581 – 1670, with the Georgian addition completed in 1749. The current owner put together a five phase restoration plan, with the aim of bringing Adlington Hall into the 21st Century.
Lambert Walker tendered and won the first phase of the restoration works, and then successfully negotiated the following four phases, working closely with architects Lloyd Evans Prichard. Much of the works to all phases centred on the timber framed section of the hall. To determine the extent of the damage to the timber frame, the oak had to be cleaned, removing old tar and paint. The stone roof was taken down and cement rendered panels were removed. New oak timbers were made on site by Lambert Walker joiners, and were carefully fitted to replace old damaged parts of the original frame. This was then treated and lath panels were replaced, and daub applied on both sides. Finally, three coats of lime render were applied.