By Lucy Thompson

Ghost at a Grade II Listed Mill House

In August we wrote about Point Cloud Survey and how laser scanning enables us to reduce the time and increase accuracy while surveying intricate listed and heritage properties. This month this cutting-edge technology has led us to a chilling discovery.

Our Client purchased a Grade II Listed former mill house surrounded by a belt of trees with remnants of the old mill race running through the garden. The property concealed from the nearby villages offers enviable views of Oxfordshire countryside, nonetheless, the buildings are in dire need of renovation.

Grand country home renovation render

The new owners wanted to restore the mill house to its former glory while sympathetically injecting modern design into it. The new addition of a contemporary pitched roof extension does just that, as it creates an open plan living space where the client and their family can come together.

Due to the property’s age and listed status, Point Cloud Survey was the perfect method for us to survey it while ensuring we capture every detail of the structure.

After completing the survey and inspecting the 3D models of the property back in our studio, we noticed that we have captured a ghost!

In reality, the silhouette we see is likely to be a surveyor that had accidentally stood in front of the property during the laser scanning process. Nonetheless, the discovery did send a few shivers through our studio.

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