Building Preservation Trust News
May 20, 2008
Heritage Lincolnshire investigates a new BPT project
116 High Street, Boston is a Grade II* listed Georgian townhouse. This historic building is in desperate need of repair to prevent further dereliction and potential collapse. Heritage Lincolnshire has been approached by English Heritage and Boston Borough Council to help to develop a project to save this important building.
This building was once the property of William Garfit II, who founded the first private bank in Lincolnshire here in 1754. The extent of the dereliction of the building is not clear from the outside of the building but the interior is supported by a complex scaffolding design.
Heritage Lincolnshire has been approached as the county BPT to undertake an options appraisal which will establish the extent of repairs required, the options for re-use and the funding required to bring this building back to life. Funding has been offered from English Heritage, the Architectural Heritage Fund and Lincolnshire County Council for the study. Heritage Lincolnshire is seeking to appoint a conservation accredited architect to undertake the work required in completing this study and any interested parties should contact Liz Bates (01529) 461499. The study must meet the requirements of the Architectural Heritage Fund which can be found on their website.