As Court Farm has not been lived in since 1962, the inevitable ravages of time, weather, vandals and possibly thieves have all contributed to the present situation whereby nearly all the roofs and internal timbers have collapsed into the building.
It is a testament to the robustness of solid masonry construction that a structural engineer’s report undertaken in 2003 was able to conclude that:
‘the building retains a good proportion of its original loadbearing walls and these remain generally stable. Some isolated areas of movement were noted to walls and the use of propriety stitching anchors would be recommended as an appropriate technique. The building is capable of being stabilised and conserved in its existing configuration with only isolated areas of ‘take down’ or demolition prior to reinstatement of missing areas.