Markenfield Hall, near Ripon, North Yorkshire
Markenfield is one of the finest surviving examples of an early mediaeval manor, set within its historic parkland and still retaining parts of the mediaeval enclosure wall that surrounded the Park Pale. The buildings are arranged around a rectangular courtyard and surrounded by a moat. David has been involved with a number of projects at this fantastic house since 2001. It is always a thrill to visit.
In recent years work has included improved access and facilities in the gatehouse, winning a Ripon Civic Society award for the project. We have also been providing advice on the possible creation of a muniment room in the north west corner - which involves repair to an elderly lime-ash floor.