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Read our February 2024 Press Release below

Almonry celebrates funding success

Funding secured to support essential surveys and reports

The Almonry team are celebrating after securing £50,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and £16,000 from Historic England to fund essential surveys, investigations and reports to support a large repair and restoration project.  The funding will bring in experts in historical building construction, archaeologists and an expert in historic painted decoration to analyse sections of the building to determine it’s construction, condition and to carry out any remedial works needed. 

600 years of constant use has taken its toll on the building and the Almonry was placed on the Heritage at Risk Register in 2016 by Historic England.  Almonry Manager Ashleigh Jayes said ‘Receiving a Repair Grant for Heritage at Risk from Historic England and funding from UK SPF is huge boost to our plans for the Almonry.  We commissioned some surveys and reports in 2021 but this is an opportunity to delve deeper into the construction history of the Almonry and determine more precisely what needs to be done to save this building.’

‘We are waiting the outcome of a large funding bid that will allow us to carry out the repairs that are desperately needed to secure the future of the Almonry. In the meantime these grants are a lifeline to help us understand more about this very special building’.

The survey and investigation works are due to start in February and will see some scaffolding being put up for ease of access.  The works include a detailed inspection of the roof and infill panel construction alongside an analysis of the painted timbers inside the building.

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