Cash boost for restoration of two grade II listed medieval buildings in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Cash boost for restoration of two grade II listed medieval buildings in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 1st Aug, 2023   0

RESTORATION plans for two of Warwick’s most important historic buildings have been given a cash boost.

Funding of £138,838 has been received from The National Lottery for the conversion of the Grade II listed Master’s House and St Michael’s Chapel in Saltisford into residential use.

And a further £40,000 contribution from Historic England has been earmarked to facilitate specialist archaeological investigations on the medieval site.

The St Michael’s Place regeneration project is being led and part funded by Warwick District Council in partnership with the West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust.

WDC place spokesperson Coun Chris King said:“We are thrilled to have received this support thanks to National Lottery players, which will not only help us to rescue and conserve the legacy of these buildings but will also assist in sharing their fascinating history with our local community.

“The council is also grateful for the added support from Historic England which will allow us to discover even more about the significance of this historic site to the town of Warwick.”

West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust Chair Sue Whitehouse added: “We are delighted with the support for St Michael’s Place by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England. This is an inspirational example of organisations working in partnership to find a solution to a complex and challenging historic building and site.

“This funding will help us to ensure that the Master’s House is removed from Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register and have a secure future as new homes.”


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