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  • Conservation and Refurbishment of 53 and 53A St Ann Street, Salisbury

    Type: Award

    Photographic evidence gave the judges a full picture of a listed building which had been through many vicissitudes, reducing it to a state which made it unfit for living in, or for the running of its ground floor shop, which was no longer viable anyway. A visit was not needed to demonstrate that a fully […]

  • Petersfinger Farm, conversion of farm buildings to residential

    Type: Award

    Farm buildings no longer suited to modern agriculture are often encountered, and in the case of single storey ones such as those at Petersfinger Farm, residential conversion may well be an appropriate option. This does not always retain the original character, but the judges were happy, without needing to visit the site, that in this […]

  • Restoration of Harewarren Cottage, Wilton

    Type: Award

    The judges were slightly disappointed that pressures on time prevented a visit to Harewarren Cottage, as the photographic evidence which indicated that it was an obvious award winner also made it clear that a visit would be very enjoyable. Not far from Wilton House, but in a very isolated location in the woods south of […]

  • Bridge at Waterside Villa, Mere

    Type: Award

    The Shreen Water flows quietly through Mere, en route to joining the Stour at Gillingham, and in the process generates urban scenery of remarkable quality in the area known as Waterside, where a footpath runs along the stream’s western side. At intervals it is connected to properties on the eastern side by bridges, no two […]

  • Methodist Chapel, Mere, conversion to residential

    Type: Award

    The former Methodist chapel is a distinctive listed building within the Mere conservation area, with a typical high interior with a gallery at the entrance end. At the far end, a schoolroom had been added later. While the principle of converting a now redundant building to residential use seemed reasonable, it was clearly essential to […]

  • Hillcroft, Chicksgrove, extension

    Type: Award

    Hillcroft is a simple early C18th stone cottage, with a rendered 1960s extension at one end, described by the listing authorities, rather kindly, as ‘not of special interest’. What struck the judges as particularly impressive was the way this extension still remained, but so modified in its impact by the new work as to lose […]

  • Summerleaze House, E Knoyle, extension

    Type: Award

    Summerleaze is a C19th stone house of some quality, though not listed. It enjoys splendid views to the south, but these were not being fully taken advantage of. It had been decided to remedy this by moving a greenhouse at the SW corner of the building elsewhere, and use the space freed up to construct […]

  • The Old Rectory, Fonthill Gifford

    Type: Award

    This is a substantial house, and various changes and additions had led to it at one point being three separate dwellings. The approach taken by recent work to restore the house to a more unified whole was typified by the south elevation. Here the middle part had seen the merits of existing elements brought out, […]

  • Old Fovant House, Fovant

    Type: Award

    With its origins in the C17th, Old Fovant House had seen various additions, the more modern ones of which had not done it any great favours. A cart shed had been converted into a garage, with prominent and unattractive up and over doors. The main focus of the work had been on rebuilding this, with […]

  • Downton Memorial Hall, extension

    Type: Commendation

    Downton’s hall was originally built around 1840, with its distinctive portico added in 1921, which is when it became the Memorial Hall. Increasing need for community space led to this new extension at the rear, designed to provide meeting rooms and an office, and to house the Downton nursery school. It was also intended to […]