Gearing up to Repair the Roof of The Old School Room

This year we will start on site with much needed repairs to the roof of The Old School Room in Haworth.  The Grade II listed community building was built by Patrick Brontë in 1832 and used by all of his famous children.  The roof of the main hall has been leaking and now requires re-roofing and repair works. 

The charity tasked with conserving and maintaining the building have been successful in achieving grant funding to save the building for future generations and Calls Architecture are proud to be involved with the project.  Works on site will start in the Spring of 2023.    


Brontë Building Repairs in the News!

The Old School Room in Haworth made the news earlier this month, highlighting the 12 year phased project to repair the Grade II listed building.  The works to the 1832 hall are nearing completion, with the re-roofing now finished and the interior taking shape with new lime plaster ceilings and the original queen-post trusses exposed!  The extract below is from Keighley News, 1 June 2023. 


New screens at St Peter’s

Calls Architecture have been working with St Peter’s Church in Gildersome to replace the decaying softwood screens around the building.

The building was designed by Ashfield Architects, and won the Leeds Award for Architecture in 1992. Whilst this is considered a modern church, it is now over 30 years since the building was opened and it is starting to need various repairs to the original fabric.

A programme of replacements of the decaying softwood windows and doors are helping to keep the church fit for purpose as a thriving community facility.


Completion of repairs at The Old School Room in Haworth

The repair of the Old School Room in Haworth has been completed and recently featured on the BBC website. 

You can read about the repairs at the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-66126695


Boundary wall rebuilt next to Motte and Bailey Castle

The rebuilding of the boundary wall on Dunbottle Lane in Mirfield has been completed.  The wall collapsed in storms several years ago and sits between the road and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.  Castle Hall Hill motte and bailey castle was built between 1086 and 1159. 


Heritage Statement for Dock Street

We have been commissioned to draft a Heritage Statement for the Grade II listed buildings at 30-38 Dock Street in Leeds.

The terrace of buildings are Georgian in origin, reasonably intact (or at least restored in Georgian style) to the Dock Street frontage but much altered at the rear over the last 200+ years.  The interior was substantially rebuilt during the 1980s.


Ceiling Repairs Underway at All Hallows Church

The aisle ceilings repairs at Grade 1 listed All Hallows Church in Almondbury are underway on site and going well. 

A 2-tier platform scaffold has been installed to allow close access to the sloping ceilings.  Traditional oak laths and lime plasters are being used to replace and repair the panels where needed.