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Top award for 18th century building in Westow
7:10am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
ONE of Ryedale’s oldest buildings, which has been the home to just wild rabbits for the past 20 years, has won a top building award.
Grange House Farmhouse at Westow dates back to the later 18th century and is one of just a few left in Ryedale with earth core walls.
The development has won the best refurbishment or extension of a listed building category in the 2013 Building Excellence Awards, organised by the North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership.
The property was in a semi-derelict state when owners, Trainers House Enterprises bought it in 2010.
Working with Rillington builders, Cliff and Richard Bowes and architect Margaret Mackinder, the Grade II-listed farmhouse was brought back to life as one of the few examples of traditional stone and earth construction.
The property is fully plastered out in lime with lime floors.