Plans for £250,000
overhaul of Burnham's Manor House go on show
to give Burnham-On-Sea's historic Manor House a £250,000
makeover will go on show to the public this week.
Watermark Financial Solutions took
over the building earlier this year and work is currently
underway on a major refurbishment of the property, as pictured
Mark Woods says he is keen to ensure residents are fully involved
in the revamp of the prominent building and the plans will go
on show this Thursday.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We understand that the people of
Burnham want to see the building occupied and looking fantastic
and it is our intention to deliver that."
intention is to improve and modernise the ugly 1960s extension
to the building and also to tie it into the original house better."
copies of the plans will be available for the public to view at
our High Street offices this Thursday, 18th October, between 1pm-5pm
when a director will be there to discuss the plans and take feedback."
says is keen to go ahead with a modernisation of the 1960's extension
by removing the tiles on the walls and having full length windows
bay window on the extension is structurally unsound and is to
be rebuilt with a false gable added to tie in the new part of
the house more with the old."
bay window on the old part of the house has had to be pulled down
because it was unsafe and crumbling with no foundations."
is to be rebuilt but the red tiles on the lower roof and the lead
roof on the first floor of the bay are to be replaced with grey
slate to tie it in to the main roof of the building."
Manor House and gardens were sold to Burnham Urban District Council
in April 1904, then in 1974 Sedgemoor District Council took over
the building for offices. The house was sold in February 2000
to the Ashfield Trust, while the gardens remained in Sedgemoor's
hands. However, when the Ashfield Trust moved out in 2010, the
building was put up for sale and it was not sold until early this
for the new look property and, below, how it looks now