The first phase of conservation and repairs at historic Collegehill House, adjacent to Rosslyn Chapel, is underway.
Karen Nugent, of Page\Park Architects, said: ‘This first phase of works, being carried out by Campbell and Smith Construction Group, will conserve and repair the external envelope of the building, including repairs to chimneys, roof finishes, harling and windows. The lime harling on the building has deteriorated and will be fully stripped, underlying masonry consolidated and new lime harling applied and lime washed. With scaffold access available the roof finishes will be stripped back from eaves and verge to inspect and repair the ends of structural timbers before reinstating flashings and finishes. Gable stonework and skew stones will be consolidated where necessary. The timber sash and case windows will receive a full overhaul to repair any areas of rot and reinstate cords and weights to ensure they are fully operational. Final redecoration will see the exterior returned to a fully protected weathertight state.’
The Category-B listed building dates back to 1660 and was originally known as Rosslyn Inn. The building is now in the care of Rosslyn Chapel Trust and is available for self-catering holidays through a partnership with The Landmark Trust. The work is expected to be complete in August and the house will reopen then.