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Listed buildings (buildings defined as being of architectural, historic or cultural interest) appearing in a Buildings At Risk register are of particular interest to the trust although buildings that are unlisted could be of interest where they are nonetheless regarded as being particularly important to the built heritage of a town/community. Such buildings are sometimes known as Buildings of Local Interest.

projects to date

The first project of the Ely Preservation Trust (founded 1979) was

20/22 St Mary's Street, Ely

This was the first of the Trust's projects in Ely and was in a prominent location.

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St Mary's Street, Ely
 

The Three Blackbirds, Broad Street, Ely

The rescue of this important merchant's house was the second project of the Ely Preservation Trust.

The house has a magnificent, early smoke-blackened hall roof with passing braces ...

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The Three Blackbirds, Ely
 

The first project of Cambridgeshire Historic Buildings Preservation Trust (founded 1984) was

9 Claygate, Whittlesey

The repair of this 17th century cottage was the first scheme of the Cambridgeshire Trust prior to the merger with the Ely Preservation Trust ...

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9 Claygate, Whittlesey
 

Vineleigh Cottage, Wardy Hill, Ely

This eighteenth century cottage was the most urgent on the East Cambridgeshire District Council’s ‘Buildings at Risk’ List. It was the last remaining thatched cottage in the village and was partly covered by a tin roof held up by the chimney at the point of acquisition! The Trust completely restored the property and sold it to a local buyer ...

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Vineleigh Cottage
 

Wisteria House, Mepal

One half of the building comprised an early four bay eighteenth century two storey brick and tile roofed house. The other half was an imposing Neo-classical style addition of 1840 ...

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Wisteria House, Mepal
 

Sulehay House, 32 Old Market, Wisbech

This prominent property on Old Market is a fine Grade II * listed building. It is two bays and three storeys, with a basement and is constructed of a local red brick with plastered quoins and plastered plait bands surmounted by a parapet wall with two gauged brick panels.

The front brickwork was at sometime tuck pointed...

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Sulehay House, Wisbech
 

Waldersley Pumping Station, Wisbech

Mid nineteenth century beam pumping station with brick chimney being a local landmark with adjacent 1950’s electric pumping station...

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Waldersley Pumping Station, Wisbech
 

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