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The Somerset Building Preservation Trust

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 was restoration of Castle House (Grade 1 listed), which comes within the curtilage of Taunton Castle. Heritage Lottery Fund has given us in total some £600,000 for both the development and delivery periods of this major £1m+ project.    A very generous award of £390,000 was ade by Viridor Credits Environmental Co. whcih set the funding ball rolling;   English Heritage gave £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.   Click on Castle House in the content index to learn more!

Castle House

Our next project is the repair and refurbishment of the Bishop's Barn, Wells.  An Options Appraisal has been carried out and its contents being studied.  MORE NEWS SOON!

MORE EXCITING NEWS is that SBPT is taking on the repair and refurbishment of the Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury.  Again, more information soon.

Dip into this site to discover all you want to know about the SBPT and how you, too, can become involved in its activities.

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.




the SBPT Secretary, Ann Manders, Lockyers, Broomfield, Bridgwater TA5 2EP, Somerset   Tel no 01278 671500.   E-mail