Brogytyn Hall

Brogytyn Hall
Brogyntyn, or Porkington, is a mansion in the parish of Selatyn to the north-west of Oswestry in Shropshire, England. Brogyntyn Hall was the home of the Ormsby-Gore family from 1815, and had previously been the estate of their ancestors the Maurices and Owens since the sixteenth
century. It was abandoned and uninhabited from around 1985. The house itself is of brick dating from circa 1730 refaced and much added to between 1813–20 by the architect Benjamin Gummow. It is noted for a portico of four giant unfluted Ionic columns with scrolls and pediment. Outside can be seen an arch with 2 pairs of unfluted Ionic columns.
McMillan & Holder have been invited by the developer Pickstocks to undertake significant architectural repairs and replacements. This labour of love by the Pickstocks group is meticulous and from a conservation point of view absolutely forensic. Since 2017 we have been working with prominent local Architect Sean Pemble to systematically work our way through stages of restoration.
First stage was the templating, profiling, milling and instillation of the enormous sandstone cornice, balustrade, piers and coping on the east elevation.
In 2018 the second stage was to repoint, refix and resupply all and every balustrade component above the lead line on the entire hall.
The next stage in 2019 was months of painstaking salvage of historical complete to rebuild the perimeter garden terrace and rose garden walls to the south and west. All were beautifully made in the mid Victorian period to a classical plan and proportions. Significant quantities of the of the historical stone components were missing so were templated, milled, masoned and installed from new sandstone where needed.
The fourth stage of works in 2020 was to the north terrace wall. Reinstating a 100 metre of rock faced ashlar blocks, framed in classical piers and coping and centred on the principle North garden steps.
Stage five was repairs to the chimneys and gables on the stable blocks in 2021.
The next stages in 2023 will be the gateway and entrance to the estate.