Fencing goes up around Bridge Cottage ready for restoration work to begin.

Bridge Cottage disappears from view behind fence

This could be the last view we have of Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, for the next year as preparations are made for renovation work to begin.

Fencing has been going up around the 600-year-old building this week. When it emerges again it will be as a heritage centre, thanks to a grant of more than £1 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Attractions will include educational programmes, hands on heritage activities for all ages, local history and craft events, and a heritage hub for historical research.

Read more about the end of an era at Bridge Cottage when Mike and Liz Harvey-Penton moved their gallery from the building: Bridge Cottage is left to its ghosts before builders arrive

This story gives more information about how the Heritage Lottery Fund grant will be spent: Bridge Cottage secures £1 million in lottery funding.

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