2 Bridge Street, or Bide-a-Wee as it has become known, is ancient. It’s foundations and cellar date from the 1500s, its plan and roof the 1700s, and its final layout early in both the 18th early 19th centuries. Over that were layers of C20th cement repairs and alterations much of which had to be removed for the building to breather and survive.
The project was for the family that had lived in for most of the second part of the C20th. The owner had been born in the house though extenuating circumstances led them away leaving the building unoccupied and derelict. This project was an opportunity for exploiting all the mechanisms available to us to repair and restore the building and bring back an important town house for the family.