Ince Castle, Saltash, Cornwall

Rebuilding a 17th century manor house

Ince Castle is a Grade I Listed home overlooking the River Lynher, near Saltash, in Cornwall’s Tamar Valley. The original building, a fortified brick manor house, was built in the 1630’s and besieged by Parliamentarians in the Civil War. Following a disastrous fire in 1988, caused by a smouldering cigarette, we worked closely with Historic England to rebuild the Castle, reinstating the original layout of a principal floor with three compartments at the front and back. The opportunity was also taken to introduce a new cantilevered staircase in the middle of the building to provide a strong focal point and improved access to the upper floors.