Hickleton Hall is a Grade II listed Georgian Stately Hall situated in the picturesque village of Hickleton, South Yorkshire. The central range of the Hall has a seven-bay frontage with flanking pavilions, forming a truly eye-catching period property. The historic building requires extreme extensive alterations to be restored to its former glory.
Hickleton Hall requires major restoration as at the moment it is institutionalised after being converted into a care home. There is also subsidence in the basement which requires major building works to rectify. This may have been triggered by a fissure running through Hickelton as a result coal mining at Hickleton Colliery which spanned 3 square miles, also causing major subsidence to the St. Wilfrid's Church just a few metres away from the Hall. The Church has recently undergone major underpinning and was rescued from dereliction. Hickleton Hall may require the same operation in the near future. The Hall is Grade 2* which will hold up building works as every job will need to be regulated and approved.
The stables are Grade 2* and completely derelict with some restrictions and covenants from the Halifax Estate which will make building works difficult. There is a protection order on the rare species of bats that live there so it would be difficult to work around them.
The brew house is completely derelict, also grade 2*.
The entire hall, stables and outbuildings are riddled with Asbestos and the costs for removal could escalate to above £50,000 to safely remove it from the site.
There has been major internal criminal activity causing substantial damage where the heating pipes were ripped from the walls. Ceilings and floors have also been ruined where thieves have been pillaging for lead and copper and anything else they can rip out.
There is also major external damage, particularly to the roof where lead was ripped off, causing substantial water ingress and damage to ceilings and walls, affecting the delicate décor.
The majority of the vintage lead drainpipes and gutters have also been stolen, along with all the garden ornaments.
The grounds will need bringing back to their former glory. This is a huge task as the garden features are all grade 2* so attention to detail will be required.
Some boundary walls are falling down and in a desperate state of repair.
Windows are boarded up on the lower level due to breakages and others that are not boarded are broken, all will need replacing.
The hall is now fitted with CCTV and intruder alarms as the building is under constant threat. The annual security costs are escalating to £100,000 due to constant call outs from the security company and fire services.
Our site surveyor and valuer added that a minimum investment of £1.75m was required for the Hall alone. The stables, a further £1m with a complete project spend in the region of £3m+ to cover all contingencies. This is not a project that will make any money, actually it is one that may lose quite considerably as Stately homes are quite reasonably priced due to the restrictions, upkeep, security and costly maintenance.
Valued by Christie & Co. 26th February 2016 at £525,000 to £825,000 but has since been subject to further dilapidation. May be even lower now.
Full Valuation available on request POA
There is also a business plan to turn the Hall in to a wedding venue, also available on request POA
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