The two-storey granary structure is thought to date to the 18th Century and is built from 14th century masonry recovered from the original Abbey.
Asbestos in corrugated roof sheeting was removed by a specialist sub-contractor. The iron roof structure was removed to enable the reinstatement of a timber roof with double roman clay tiles.
The walls were cleared of vegetation and the masonry and lime stabilised. Temporary timber supports were installed while the walls were repaired with stone from the Abbey’s own quarry.
Internally, Ellis and Co replaced floor joists, applied stainless steel flitch ends and relaid the original timber floor with sections pieced in to repair original timbers which were treated against beetle damage. Windows and doors were repaired, timber window lintels re-newed. Ellis and Co’s joiners created new shutters matching the originals. Instructions were provided by Philip Hughes Building Conservation. The works completed June 2019.