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Restoration
Which building?
Restoration

So what's this 'Restoration' all about?

Restoration is a TV show conceived with English Heritage that reveals the threat confronting our architectural birthright.

 

SEE ALSO

Brackenhill Tower
What it is and why it's important.
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Restoration
Information about the project from BBC Cumbria.
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BBC Restoration
Homepage featuring all the buildings in the series.
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The Grahams
Original owners of Brackenhill and feared throughout the Borders.
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The Border Reivers
Who they were and what they did.
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Lowther Castle
Cumbria's very own fairytale castle.
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Newland blast furnace
Part of Cumbria's industrial heritage.
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151 Queen Street
A piece of 18th Century luxury in the heart of modern town.

FACTS

The properties chosen for the series are:

North

-Gayle Mill, N. Yorkshire
-Sheffield Manor Lodge, Sheffield
-Lion Salt Works, Northwich

Scotland
-Hall of Clestrain, Orkney
-Knockando Wool Mill, Banffshire
-Portencross Castle, West Kilbride

N. Ireland
-Lock-keeper's House, Castlereagh
-The Playhouse, Derry
-Armagh Gaol, Armagh

Wales
-Y Dolydd Workhouse, Llanfyllin
-Newbridge Memorial Hall, Newbridge
-Cardigan Castle, Cardigan


Midlands
-Old Grammar School, King's Norton
-Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead
-Bawdsey Radar Station, Felixstowe

South West
-Castle House, Bridgwater
-Sherbourne House, Dorset
-South Caradon Mine, Cornwall

South East
-Severndroog Castle, London
-Archbishop's Palace, Canterbury
-Strawberry Hill, Twickenham

For more informations, visit the Restoration homepage.

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Fact: one historic monument has been lost every day since the end of World War Two.

This disturbing statistic is a sad reflection on the state of the nation's heritage, but there are people out there attempting to reverse this trend and rescue our most treasured architectural and historic landmarks from dereliction.

Griff Rhys Jones
Griff Rhys Jones

BBC TWO offers viewers a chance to join the Restoration campaign.

Comedian and active conservationist, Griff Rhys Jones asks viewers to vote for and then help save one of 21 of our most endangered buildings.

Each programme will focus on three endangered properties in one area, then offer viewers the chance to vote for the building they would most like to see restored.

Each of the regional winners will go forward to the Live Final, a spectacular celebration of the nation's heritage, and the moment when one property is voted as the most worthy of Restoration.

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