Client: Harrow Borough Council
Main Contractor: Lengard Ltd
Roofing Contractor: Igloo Environmental Ltd
Roof Covering: 800 m2 Reclaimed Clay Plain Tiles
Harrow Museum is situated at Headstone Manor a complex of four historic buildings set in beautiful grounds, including the medieval moat. Headstone Manor House is Grade I listed building. Built circa 1310, the moated manor house is the earliest surviving timber framed building in Middlesex.
We were contracted to strip, insulate and replace the original plain tiles roof covering of the Great Barn which had suffered many patch repairs over the years. The roof was failing resulting in damage to the structure caused by water ingress.
This magnificent building is currently at the heart of day-to-day activities at Headstone Manor. Construted in 1506, the Great Barn was built to impress, and it is still able to ‘wow’ visitors today, 500 years later.
Formerly known as the Tithe Barn, it would have been mainly used by the tenant farmer to store grains and stable horses. A few bays would have been reserved for the use of the Archbishop, as landlord, but it was never used to store tithes.