Theodore House, Stonyhurst
An early 19th-century watermill that, for decades, has stood roofless and abandoned in the grounds of Stonyhurst College has had new life breathed into it by a heritage charity. The Grade II Listed Old Mill within the rounds of Stonyhurst College creates an educational retreat facility. The Old Mill dates from 1840 and has high significance for historic and evidential values. The retreat now provides learning resources and accommodation. The restoration of the external façade and the introduction of a new interior helped to restore the building’s significance. The works involved façade retention; extensive stone repairs to all elevations; demolition of an existing store; installation of a structural steel 2-storey frame on piled foundations with in situ concrete floor slabs and entirely new slate pitched roofs. Theodore House won 2019 regional, North West LABC Building ExcellenceAwards and was a finalist for the 2019 RICS Awards.