Surrey Heritage Awards 2022

Nominations are invited for the Surrey Heritage Awards 2022. The Awards scheme is run by the Surrey Historic Buildings Trust. It aims to celebrate the county’s architectural heritage by recognising and rewarding the best building conservation projects carried out in Surrey. There are two categories this year: Best Building Conservation Project and Best Building Craftsmanship. Awards will be presented on 30 March 2022 in a special ceremony at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge. For full details of the Surrey Heritage Awards and information on how to enter a building project for an award, please use the form here: 2022 Surrey Heritage Awards Application Form 1

Surrey Heritage Awards 2019

Surrey Historic Buildings Trust has announced the overall winner of the Surrey Heritage Awards 2019: Parklands Farm Granary, Ockley.

Parklands Farm Granary is a Grade II listed late seventeenth or early eighteenth-century granary, located over a cart shed. Much of the granary’s original fabric had been retained, including its corn bins, and its modest scale and relationship with the cart shed makes it an unusual piece of surviving Surrey vernacular architecture.

The granary was in a particularly poor condition following years of neglect. The main structural posts in the building had moved, resulting in one corner subsiding and pulling the butt rafters out of the purlin. The roof was also in a poor condition causing significant rot throughout the structure.

The work carried out included stripping the roof and jacking the building up to re-engage the rafter-to-purlin joints and allow the leaning timbers to be set near upright. The tiles were reinstated and the internal plasterwork repaired with traditional lath and plaster to the affected areas. The ground floor of the building was part enclosed by walls made from traditional plank bark-edge offcuts.

In their comments, the judging panel noted that “the granary was on the point of collapse when the owners bought the property. Although it had minimal economic value, the owners appreciated it for its historic character, and the contribution it makes to the setting of the listed farmhouse. The contractor was able to stabilise the granary without dismantling it and has done an excellent job of carrying out sympathetic repairs using traditional materials and techniques.”

The other five shortlisted nominations were:
  • Lythe Hill Hotel, Chiddingfold
  • Manor Cottage, Shere
  • Oatlands Park Gates, Weybridge
  • Sunt Farmhouse, Oxted,
  • Yew Tree Cottage, Wrecclesham
These properties date from between the 15th and 18th centuries and represent some of the most interesting historic buildings in Surrey and ‘Best Practice’ in building conservation.
The winner and runners-up were announced at the Surrey Heritage Awards Ceremony at West Horsley Place on Wednesday 27th March 2019.
Click on the links below for details of each of the shortlisted entries:
 Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic there were no Awards in 2020-21.