Update on Winstanley Hall campaign
SAVE remains committed to saving Winstanley Hall, an imposing but derelict Grade II* listed country house outside Wigan, from demolition. The Hall has an unusual and fine complex of listed courtyard buildings including a 17th century tithe barn and stables and coach houses faced with rugged stone work and topped with wooden pavilionesque finials. Please see the PDF campaign brochure below to see pictures.
Together with the owner, Kierstan Boylan of Dorbcrest Homes, SAVE has been working hard to secure grant money to fund emergency repairs to the courtyard buildings adjacent to the hall. An application for 80% has been submitted to English Heritage. The total cost of the work is approximately £250,000. We hope to be able to go out to tender in the next few months and once emergency repairs are complete we can proceed to the next stages of the project: full repair and conversion of the courtyard buildings for work and residential units, possibly served by a cafe, and emergency repairs leading full repairs of the Hall.
In October 2012 a group of Trustees and the Secretary of the Country Houses Foundation visited the site and Anna Keay, Director of the Landmark Trust, made a site visit in December.
Our appeal to our Friends and supporters continues so please give to the campaign if you can. Any donation, however small, is a welcome addition to the funding pot.
1. October 2012: SAVE Deputy Director, Rhiannon Wicks and Ed Morton, structural engineer, on a site visit with Trustees and Secretary from the Country House Foundation
2. December 2012: Landmark Trust Director, Anna Keay and SAVE Director Clem Cecil explore the Winstanley Hall site