East Ayrlow Banks

East Hauxwell, near Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Listed building re-modelling, extension and outbuilding conversion

Planning Approval and Listed Building Consent Granted Spring 2019


East Ayrlow Banks is a late 17C Grade II Listed farmstead located close to the village of East Hauxwell, near Leyburn, in the Richmondshire District of North Yorkshire.

The buildings consist of a large farmhouse and outbuildings that were originally built to function as a working farmstead, and the development of the property over some three hundred years narrates the story of the development of English agriculture in that time frame.

In its contemporary use the property is a private family residence and a significant amount of the built accommodation on the site is redundant space that once served an agricultural purpose. With this in mind the practice was commissioned to assist with the re-conception of the existing accommodation on the site, in order to develop proposals for new accommodation that is relevant and suitable to the contemporary leisure use, while safeguarding and ensuring future enjoyment of the historic significance of the site.

The project includes the conversion of an existing Cow House into habitable annex accommodation, and the contemporary extension of the existing farmhouse to provide spaces that provide panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.