Historic Restoration & Conservation Sectors: Hickling Hall

Hickling Hall is a brick-built Carolean manor house of brick headers and stone dressings, constructed for Sir Martin Calthorpe in the late 1600s.

The house was sadly totally destroyed by fire on Boxing Day 2014, with just a few walls remaining standing.

After the fire, all original fabric was carefully set aside for condition assessment and re-use. Some 8,000 of the original bricks were reclaimed and re-used.

New MEP services were installed throughout as part of the restoration process.

The justification for replicating this historic house lies not in its rebuilt fabric, but in its heritage value and also in the value of the architectural design of Hickling Hall work completed by William Winde, one of the principal English country house Architects of the late 17th century.