THE GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, Edward Baring’s, LUNCHEON PAVILION (1884)

This project restored a partly derelict Grade II protected house, providing modern living conditions while maintaining the original characteristics of the building.

LocationSouth Devon, UK
StatusCompleted
ClientPrivate
ServicesDesign, project management

The Luncheon Pavilion, facing West along the Nine-Mile Drive

A complete project to reform this National Trust Grade II listed protected house, included the main house and several outbuildings, which had to comply with conservation requirements and provide a fully functioning permanent family home.

The spectacular location for the house had been selected as a ‘luncheon pavilion’ by Edward Baring, Lord Revelstoke, who was the Governor of the Bank of England in the 1880’s; at the midway point along the Nine Mile Drive around his estate, the house was used to entertain the Prince of Wales, Edward VII, and was later sold and became a family home.

 

Edward Baring, Lord Revelstoke’s Estate, 1884

To bring a partly derelict Grade II protected house up to modern living conditions, whilst maintaining the original characteristics of the building. The complete project includes the main house and several outbuildings, respecting conservation laws and providing a fully functioning permanent family home.