- Application Number
- Application Date
- Closing Date
- 52 Lyncombe Hill, Lyncombe, Bath
Internal and external alterations to include removal of timber cladding, flat roofing, UPVC pipework and gutter to west elevation, removal of internal fixtures and fittings, reconfiguration of rear entrance, replacement timber cladding and roof, including new roof-light to existing extension, and replacement courtyard skylight over vaults and associated landscaping.
Whilst the Trust does not typically comment on proposed alterations to historic interiors, we would note the proposed conversion of the lower ground floor vaults into a dining room as part of this application. In principle, we are resistant to the conversion of historic vaults to residential use; due to vault’s typically damp conditions and poor air quality, they are not best suited to human habitation, and remain best used, as historically, for ancillary facilities or storage space, rather than expanding the habitable footprint of the building itself. Conditions cannot be easily improved or altered within vaults without harm to their historic fabric and character, and the concealment or removal of features of interest.
We trust that officers will ensure the appropriate approach to these vaults.