nation votes for Llanelly House
results from ninth programme revealed
from the Tower of London, Griff Rhys Jones last night (Tuesday)
revealed that the nation had chosen Llanelly House in Llanelli to
be the ninth building to go through to the final of the BBC TWO
series Restoration - winning over 39% of the votes from viewers.
Friday (5 September) the ninth programme of the ten-part series
featured three Welsh buildings.
called on viewers to choose between Llanelly House and two other
buildings - Vaynol Old Hall in Gwynedd and Amlwch Port and Parys
Mountain in Anglesey.
on all three buildings is available through the website on www.bbc.co.uk/restoration.
House was at the cutting edge of architectural design when it was
built in 1714 and an impressive status symbol of power and wealth
for the tiny fishing town.
by the town's leading family - the Stepneys - this house has been
sadly neglected and is now in a dilapidated condition with its glories
Last night's result means Llanelly House becomes one of ten buildings
to be featured in the live final at the Tower of London on Sunday
(14 September) at 9.00 pm on BBC TWO.
a nationwide vote will decide which building should be given a new
lease of life with money raised throughout the course of the series.
Stewart, Heritage Lottery Fund Manager for Wales, said: "The
restoration of Llanelly House, one of the finest early Georgian
townhouses, will be an exciting project - not only to restore the
building but to find it a long-term use which has meaning for the
encapsulates one of the Heritage Lottery Fund's main aims which
is to open up our heritage for everyone to enjoy.
pledged £3 million to The Restoration Fund, it's now up to
the public to decide which building wins the final."
night three more buildings were featured for viewers to choose between,
all from the South East of England - Wiltons Music Hall in East
London; Broomfield House in Enfield and Darnley Mausoleum in Cobham,
results from this programme - and the complete list of ten buildings
to go through to the Restoration Final - will be announced on Thursday
is produced by Endemol UK Productions for BBC Scotland transmitting
on BBC TWO.
the Restoration Final on Sunday the votes cast in previous shows
will not be carried forward.
is to help ensure the competition is as fair as possible to each
of the 10 finalists.
Humble helps viewers vote in Restoration final (08.09.03)
nation votes for Wentworth (05.09.03)
nation votes for Kinloch Castle (03.09.03)
nation votes for Bethesda Chapel (29.08.03)
nation votes for Lissan House (27.08.03)
nation votes for Poltimore House (22.08.03)
nation votes for Mavisbank (20.08.03)
Lottery Fund pledges £3m to Restoration (19.08.03)
nation votes for Greyfriars Tower (16.08.03)
nation votes for Victoria Baths (13.08.03)
required across the UK (08.08.03)
- press pack (18.07.03)
- saving Britain's heritage (19.03.03)
TWO viewers vote to save our national heritage (09.07.02)
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