Tranby House, home to Alderman John Barkworth (1786-1846) Mayor of Hull and Algernon Henry Barkworth J.P. (1864-1945) Survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, has been saved by a Heritage Lottery Fund and the delicate work of RDF’s craftsmen.
Tranby House was built in 1807, became a grade II Listed Building in 1967 and is now known as Hessle High School
The Listed Building has been conserved through the meticulous restoration of it’s masonry, sliding sash windows and paneling all whilst major structural alterations were undertaken to give the building a new purpose. Existing stone arches, dentilled eaves, sill band, pediment and columns were repaired or replaced with identical components to match the existing moldings & profiles. Sliding sash windows were overhauled, with the cords being renewed, new weights installed and pulley wheels & radial glazing replaced before timber repairs to the beading, glazing bars, segmental heads, moldings and sections were undertaken.
New windows were manufactured within the RDF workshop and installed onsite replacing windows that were too badly degraded to repair.
Major structural propping was required to allow the alterations to the building to take place. This involved the bespoke design & agreement of a propping specification for the site prior to the works being started. Walls were then able to be removed, door ways altered and lifts installed so that the building is now accessible to all.