Listed Buildings – Grade II* Listed Building Restoration

Listed Buildings – A Past with a Future

The Winsford Trust has embarked on a long journey to restore this unique grade II* listed building for future generations to enjoy. The building is over 100 years old and of great architectural significance. Requirement came to light in recent years through the obvious sign of wear and tear and material failure throughout the building. Along with our architects, Van der Steen Hall, we approached English Heritage who immediately gave the building grade II* listing and placed it on the ‘at risk’ register. Working with our architects it became apparent that a full structural survey was required before any restoration work could commence.

Funding for The Winsford Trust Restoration Project

In 2007 funding was secured from English Heritage for a large percentage of the initial surveys and investigation works, despite this generous funding we still needed to find the monies required to complete this stage. In 2011 a match funding application was agreed with The Pilgrim Trust for the remaining outstanding amount.

After discussions with our new partners we are beginning to understand the scale of the project ahead. This survey is the first element in the process of completing a full restoration, bringing the building back to its original condition, and securing its long term future as an Arts & Craft Centre of Excellence and a valuable educational resource. Vision of the Trust.

At the time of writing, winter 2011, the survey is underway. We have appointed our consultants and instructed them to prepare all necessary documentation. The conditional survey is due to be completed by March 2012. This will give us the information required to seek funding for the full restoration.

Historical Building Project Partners of the Winsford Trust

Authorities Involved With Listed Building Projects

Torridge District Council – Conservation Officer
English Heritage – Support, monitoring and appraisal.