Hereford & Worcester

Ledbury Master's House to reopen after refurbishment

The Master's House. Photo: Herefordshire Council
Image caption Building work in the Victorian wing of the Master's House started last year

A wing of one of the oldest buildings in Ledbury is ready to reopen to the public after a part of a £2m refurbishment was completed.

Building work has been going on in the 19th Century wing of the Master's House since last year.

The Victoria County History Trust will move into the wing alongside some Herefordshire Council services.

Councillor Roger Phillips said the work demonstrated the council's commitment to "a major historical building".

Medieval parts

The council said work would now start on further exploration of the medieval and 18th Century parts of the building to explore how it could be turned into a library, wedding venue and council services centre.

The Heritage Lottery Fund is supporting work to improve access to the medieval parts of the grade II-listed building.

A council spokeswoman said once completed, the medieval core of the building should be visible to the public for the first time in hundreds of years.

Herefordshire Council said its customer services counter would move into the wing by 16 April.

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