east of england buildings preservation trust

East of England Buildings Preservation Trust cover the whole of East Anglia
Illustration of Claygate, Whittlesey by Chris Godfrey - ex Secretary to CHBPT

East of England Buildings Preservation Trust logoThe first project of Cambridgeshire Historic Buildings Preservation Trust (founded 1984) was

Claygate, Whittlesey

No 9 dates from the late 17th century.

It is timber framed with wattle and daub infill, and despite its advanced dereliction at the time of acquisition both the fame and the original roof structure beneath a long straw thatch were substantially intact.

It had been bought in the expectation that it would be demolished to allow the erection of a new bungalow for the owner’s disabled daughter but following the putting together of a rehabilitation package involving the support of Fenland District Council the owner agreed to sell the property to the Trust.

Restoration began in 1986 and the property was completed in 1987.