Bonsall Field Barn Project wins 1st place Greenwatch award!

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Derbyshire County Council has awarded the Barn Project its 1st class Greenwatch award in the Built Environment category for 2006! This prestigous award was given to us by the Council to acknowledge the environmental benefits of restoring and reusing local rural buildings. We are very proud of this award, and would like to thank the Council and our supporters for this honor. It will enable us to further restore the Field Barns here in Bonsall, and gives our project a very large helping of moral support.

The Bonsall Field Barn Project has been set up to acknowledge the importance of Bonsall's field barns in a historical sense, and also as an integral part of the local landscape characteristic.

Stripped of their roof slates and now increasingly for stone quoins and lintels, the humble Bonsall field barn is fast becoming an endangered species. It is estimated that half will have vanished by 2006. If nothing is done to restore them, at this point in time, we will be the last generation to see them standing in their rightful places, where they have been for as long as 300 years.

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03/12/2006We win a first place Greenwatch Award from Derbyshire County Council!

03/27/2005Second phase of restoration commences

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