Sites across the county were recognised at the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards yesterday.
The ceremony took place at the Pangdean Old Barn in Pyecombe and was hosted by the charity’s president, the Rt Hon Lord Egremont.
The awards recognise and reward high-quality conservation, restoration and good design of newly-built projects, as well as encouraging the use of traditional skills and crafts.
There were 20 awards and 14 highly commended announced this year at the sold-out awards luncheon.
Winners ranged from the restoration of a 16th-century listed building in Parkminster to the new Language and Resource Centre (LARC) at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham. Judges noted the LARC was an ‘excellent facility with a striking presence’.
Dr John Godfrey, Sussex Heritage Trust chairman, said: “These awards really are about excellence and high quality.
“Buildings and gardens have to be the very best to win a hand-crafted slate plaque, designed for display on or at the winning site.”
The Sussex Heritage Trust was formed in 1977 to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural heritage of Sussex. It launched the awards scheme in 1998.
Visit www.sussexheritagetrust.org.uk for more details on the charity.
Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2016
Mel Howse, glass installation Successions of Light, Friese Greene House, Hove
Highly Commended: Old Stone House, East Grinstead
Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, Hove
Highly Commended: St Mary the Virgin Church of England Church, Eastbourne
LANDSCAPE AND GARDENS
The Sheep House, Brede
Highly Commended: Landscape Water Garden, St Mary’s House, Bramber
LARGE SCALE RESIDENTIAL
King Edward VII Estate, Midhurst
Friese Greene House, Hove
53 Cinque Ports Street, Rye
Former Chichester District Museum
Highly Commended: 39/40 Arundel Place, Brighton
PUBLIC & COMMUNITY
The Level, Brighton
Music School, Brighton College, Brighton
UTC @ Harbourside Newhaven
Barns Green Primary School, Barns Green
Language and Resource Centre building, Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham
Highly Commended: Big Parks Project, Peacehaven; The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne; The Edwardian Building, Chichester; Worth Park and Ridleys Court, Crawley
SMALL SCALE RESIDENTIAL
Beach Houses, Camber
Priory Farm House, Polegate
South Street, Lewes
Grantham Road, Brighton
Highly Commended: Little England Farm, Hadlow Down; Stonebridge Barn, Blackboys; Old Plumbers Workshop, Glynde; Hen Barn, Forest Row; Old Fort Road, Shoreham; Old Mill Barns, Sidlesham
SUSSEX HERITAGE PERSON OF THE YEAR
Anthony C. D. Kindell, Aldershal Handmade Tiles, Battle
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