Ruyton Manor

Ruyton Manor is a Victorian Manor House, built in 1860, in the Neo-Norman Castle style. Arrol Architects were commissioned to transform the Manor into a comfortable, well equipped, twenty first century family home, through sympathetic restoration and modernisation.

Full restoration of the building fabric involved repairing and re-pointing sandstone walls, re-slating roof pitches, reforming lead gutters and fully repairing and redecorating doors and windows.

Improvements to poorly performing rainwater disposal systems were put in place, to prevent clogging of valleys, gutters, hoppers and downpipes.

A new highly efficient biomass boiler replaces the 1967 heating system, installed by E & JA Fletcher Ltd. of Nottingham.

In the grand ground floor rooms, characteristic Victorian dark stain joinery and panelling are retained and made to combine sympathetically with carefully selected lighter colours on plastered wall and ceiling surfaces.