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Awards for Rutland restoration projects

Preston Manor House - Jim and Marylyn Strachan won the George Phillips Award for their renovation work at the property

Preston Manor House - Jim and Marylyn Strachan won the George Phillips Award for their renovation work at the property

 

Restoration awards have been presented for development projects around Rutland.

Rutland Local History and Record Society hosted a ceremony at Oakham Castle following a joint judging process with Rutland County Council.

The George Phillips Built Environment Award was presented to Jim and Marylyn Strachan for their work at Preston Manor House. The award is granted to developments which are sympathetically restored to fit their environment.

Commendations were awarded for the restoration of L’Oliveto in Church Street, Oakham, following a fire and two new homes in the grounds of Langham Old Hall.

The Tony Traylen Award for restoration was awarded to Martin and Zoe Smith, of High Street, Ketton, for work carried out to their cottage.

Mr Smith said: “Our ethos was to restore the historic integrity of the building. All too often historic properties are given bland, modern interiors with superficial exposing of character features. We wanted to create a true period atmosphere and are very pleased our vision has been recognised through this award.”

The presentations were followed by a talk on the lost buildings of Rutland.

All photos were provided by Robert Ovens.

 

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