Manorwood Construction Ltd

Manorwood, Suite 114, 26 The Hornet, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7BB
Tel:  01243 201102 / 07725023213
Which IHBC Branch are you based in?

South East

Which county are you based in?

West Sussex

Describe the work your company carries out

Manorwood is a specialist historic buildings consultancy providing a range of services to private clients, professionals and larger organisations.

With a focus on traditional vernacular buildings, particularly timber framed buildings, we provide specialist advice and services for numerous projects involving the restoration, re use or redevelopment of historic buildings.

Based in Midhurst in the heart of the South Downs National Park we undertake work throughout Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.

Services include:

  • Heritage Statements
  • Historic Building Appraisals
  • Listed Building Consent & Planning Applications
  • Timber Frame Repair Schedules
  • Building Interpretation
  • Discharge of Planning Conditions
  • Historic Building Recording
  • Building History Research
  • Project Management
  • Conservation Carpentry

Give examples of up to three projects you have undertaken

May Day Farm

May Day Farm

Project location:

  • Chichester, West Sussex


  • Weald and Downland Living Museum

Project details:

  • Preparation and submission of planning application for the re erection of 3 historic farm buildings within the museum site (A registered historic park)
  • Project management of specialist trades to undertake the re-erection of the 3 historic buildings (Barn, stables and cart shed)

More details:

Lower Chancton Farm

Lower Chancton Farm

Project location:

  • Steyning, West Sussex


  • The Wiston Estate

Project details:

  • Undertaking detailed condition survey of historic curtilage listed barn
  • Preparation of detailed schedule of repairs
  • Preparation and submission of applications for planning and listed building consent
  • Project management of specialist trades to undertake all conservation works

Nut Knowle Farm

Project location:

  • Henfield, West Sussex


  • Private Client

Project details:

  • Documentary research in to the social history of the property
  • Interpretation of the building’s physical evolution
  • 3D reconstruction of the properties earlier building phases
  • Preparation of a detailed building history report and assessment of significance

HESPR 'Designated Service Adviser'

Name: Ben Kirk

Job title: Managing Director

Tel: 01243 201102 / 07725 023213 


Which of the following roles do you consider your company carries out under the HESPR scheme?

Historic Building conservation YES

Conservation planning YES

Architectural design and new build in historic areas YES

Historical research YES

Historic area assessments

Project Management YES