Tyntesfield Victorian orangery wins heritage Angel prize

A rescue job on a late-Victorian orangery has helped its conservation team win an award co-founded by English Heritage and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The glazed building in Somerset forms the ornamental heart of Tyntesfield kitchen garden, but years of neglect led to its ruin and abandonment.

The National Trust worked with City of Bath College and the contractor Nimbus Conservation to restore the building in a project to pass on craft skills to locals.

Conservation students worked alongside craftsmen and a skills-trainee post was created for the restoration of the orangery built in 1897.

The English Heritage Angel Awards were founded by Lloyd Webber to celebrate local efforts to save heritage.

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