Two big grants for Old Toll House

The Old Toll House on Clopton Bridge, Stratford-upon-Avon.

STRATFORD Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) is celebrating after securing two major grants to restore and refurbish the Old Toll House on Clopton Bridge, Stratford.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a Heritage Enterprise grant of £232,400 and Historic England a building repair grant of £182,000 towards the project.

The two awards will enable SHBT to commence the physical restoration and refurbishment starting work at the end of September 2016.

The restoration project will preserve the historic fabric of the building and provide it with a new use as office space at ground floor and mezzanine level. In addition, the project will include a public display area in the basement and the delivery of a range of activities to explore both the history of the Toll House and also the wider industrial heritage of Stratford, much of which was originally located along the River Avon and around the canal basin.

Full story in Thursday’s Herald.