ARCHITECTS and designers are drawing up plans to restore Pitzhanger Manor’s elaborately decorated rooms to how they may have looked 200 years ago.
They have set to work after Ealing Council secured £275,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has meant the first round of bidding, for a total of £3.8million, has been successful.
The council will find out next year whether it has been successful in the second round.
This funding would be on top of the £2.8m already committed to the project by the council.
The manor, in Walpole Park, Ealing, is a Grade I listed building and was owned by the architect John Soane between 1800 and 1810, who radically rebuilt it.
Council leader Julian Bell said: “This project is going to be very exciting and will complement the work already taking place in Walpole Park, also funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, combining our efforts to restore the rich history and heritage of the house. We want the manor house not only to be of cultural importance, but to also be a real community asset that benefits everyone. I hope local people will take the chance to get involved in this exciting project.”
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