Harry Johnson Award
Do you know of a recently-restored Nottinghamshire building which exemplifies enlightened restoration, or a new building which enhances its surroundings?
Entries are now being invited for the increasingly popular and prestigious Harry Johnson Award 2016 - run every alternate year jointly by the Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust and the Nottingham Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, both energetic guardians of Nottinghamshire's heritage.
Projects should have been completed within three years prior to the application deadline of 15 May 2016. Judging is scheduled for June/July 2016.
The support of the building owners is, of course, essential for the provision of detailed information and co-operation with the judges to arrange a visit.
Further details and/or nomination forms are available from the Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust, Minster Chambers, Church Street, Southwell, NG25 0HD (01636 819555), be e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and via the Trust's website
A modest entry fee of £15 is required to cover the costs of administration and the Award certificates.
About the award
Previous award-winners have ranged from centuries-old to post-Victorian, and favour domestic buildings from tiny terraced cottages to country houses, almost derelict farm and canal-side buildings rescued and converted for alternative use, and include a number of new homes sensitively built in conservation areas. All showed a love of the building, an appreciation of its history and consideration for its place in the environment.
Architect Harry Johnson, who died in 1988, was an outstanding advocate for Nottinghamshire's historic vernacular architecture - the Award was instigated in his memory to encourage sensitive restoration or new building which blends sympathetically into an existing area of heritage value.