Greenfield Barn is a project to renovate a listed heritage site into a home, workspaces and exhibition gallery for local and visiting craftspeople. The scheme aims to engage visitors with the unique making tradition of the Calder Valley and provide a place to become immersed in its unique local creative and literary heritage.
Greenfield Barn is located in Mytholmroyd in the Southern Pennines and was built in 1841 as a coachhouse for the Fawcett family. The site also includes an adjoined washhouse, sheltered outdoor areas and a plot of ancient woodland. It is easily accessible by train to Leeds or Manchester but remains embedded in a rural landscape of ancient deciduous woodland and Pennine farmsteads.
The project will focus on preserving the site's distinct character while developing new contemporary and lively living and working spaces. Rare features, such as the double arched stonework, engraved date stones and elaborate interior timberwork will find a new meaning as the project develops.
project start date: 02.2013
current status: under construction
ground floor plan with workshops and accommodation
east elevation showing dare stone and double arch
window details were a key factor in securing listed building consent
fireproof trapdoors using reclaimed tractor wheels
heritage timber doors