Listed town house gets £1.75m grant for restoration

The Walronds
Image caption The Walronds will be restored and used by the community

A Grade I listed building in Devon is to be repaired and restored after being awarded a grant of just under £1.75m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Walronds, a 17th Century town house in Fore Street, Cullompton, had been on English Heritage's At Risk register.

The grant would fund a project which would enable its full restoration, English Heritage said.

The ground floor and gardens were also to be made available for wider community use, it added.

Nerys Watts, of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: "Over 400 years The Walronds has been at the heart of the town.

"Local volunteers have worked tirelessly to ensure its survival, and now with support from the fund, the trust will be able to restore it and open it up for use by the community."

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