The Somerset Building Preservation Trust works to save the architectural heritage of Somerset for YOU and the nation as a whole. Historic buildings that would otherwise be lost through dilapidation and neglect are restored. They are then converted into a variety of uses - a tithe barn into a community hall, some 16th century almshouses into social housing, an 18th century Congregational Chapel into an area for the local community to enjoy exhibitions …… and much more. The latest project is the restore Castle House (Grade 1 listed), which comes within the curtilage of Taunton Castle. Heritage Lottery Fund has given us a some £600,000 for both the development and delivery periods of this major £1m+ project. A very generous award of £390,000 has been made by Viridor Credits Environmental Co. English Heritage has given £150,000 and the Garfield Weston Foundation (£50,000; Somerset County Council £50,000; an anonymous donation of £10,500: £10,000 from private donations, with the outcome of other applications awaited. Click on Castle House in the content index to learn more!
Our next project is the repair and refurbishment of the Bishop's Barn, Wells. An Options Appraisal is currently being carried out. MORE NEWS SOON!
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We are very grateful to Viridor Waste Management who generously sponsored the creation of our web site. It has meant that we are able to bring our news direct to you. Thank you to Viridor.
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