Of Poems and Pillars

Of Poems and Pillars

Of Poems & Pillars A lecture on the survival of the Gothic and the Victorian imagination A talk given to the Clanfield and Bampton Historical Society, this lecture ranged over a swathe of history, culminating in the great flowering of the Gothic revival in the...
Grey Chalk Project

Grey Chalk Project

Grey Chalk Project Resurrection of a historic type of lime. Manifest Design Workshop are delighted to work with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings at their Old House Project in Boxley, Kent.  Working closely with the Society, we have helped to source...
Vestry Hall, City of London

Vestry Hall, City of London

Vestry Hall, City of London Sensitive repair works to a significant historic building. Vestry Hall was designed by well-known architect and architectural historian Sir Bannister Fletcher in the early years of the 20th century.  Now listed at Grade II, it is the home...
Lecture on Great Coxwell Barn

Lecture on Great Coxwell Barn

Lecture on Great Coxwell Barn Grand-scale timber framing and the Cistercian legacy. Manifest gave a presentation to the Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society on Great Coxwell Barn, one of the most impressive (not to say staggeringly beautiful) medieval barns in...
Cob Barn Repairs

Cob Barn Repairs

Repairs to a Cob Barn in Warwickshire Emergency works and fabric inspections. Working through a contact with a mud-builder in Cumbria, we were asked to visit a beautiful old farmyard in Warwickshire, and to inspect a small and rather curious open-fronted cob barn,...