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Repair and conservation work to the remains of the medieval moated manor house at Scadbury Park are now successfully complete, with grant funding from Historic England.More projects for The London Borough of Bromley
Scadbury Moated Manor is located within Scadbury Park Local Nature Reserve and comprises an island surrounded by a moat, fishponds, the 16th Century remains of a manor house, and an apple store constructed in the early 20th Century. The site was designated as a Scheduled Monument (list entry number 140986) in 2012. The scheduled area comprises the island, moat, fishponds and the land enclosed by the eastern embankment. The surviving standing remains include 16th century brickwork and structures from the 1930s.
The moated manor and fishponds, designated by Historic England as a Scheduled Monument in 2012 and added to the Heritage at Risk Register in 2014, are located within three hundred acres of countryside, forming the wider Local Nature Reserve and part of the original Scadbury estate.
Repair and conservation work to the remains of the medieval moated manor house at Scadbury Park are now successfully complete, with grant funding from Historic England.
The £152,000 repair project, including successful grant funding of just over £92,000 from Historic England, has helped secure some of the most urgent repairs and stabilisation of brickwork. The works, carried out by specialist contractor Pierra Ltd, have ensured that the most vulnerable areas of the site are not lost, whilst at the same time ensuring ongoing access for maintenance and archaeological excavations is retained.
The repair works, which started in September 2021, included repairs to, and in some cases, rebuilding of areas on the site, including the South Retaining Walls; Drawbridge Pit; ‘Area 1’ Brickwork; Large Cellar; Inner North Moat Wall and Concrete Staircase. The delivery of the works was overseen by Purcell Architecture Ltd in conjunction with The Ecology Consultancy, idverde and Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS).
idverde staff assisted in pushing this project forward over the last two years by acting as a liaison point between multiple stakeholders, assisting with the tender process, securing grant funding from Historic England and providing on-site expertise and assistance throughout.
idverde has also worked to safeguard and enhance the biodiversity of the area. The site has a significant population of Great Crested Newts – a protected species. In order to undertake the works, a mitigation license was required from Natural England. Temple Ecology were contracted to complete this but the work was supported by the idverde site manager through monitoring efforts, subsequent habitat works and ongoing monitoring.