The tin roof that has protected Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, from the elements over the past few months has been removed.
Scaffolders came onto the site last week to start the process of dismantling the top levels of the plastic covered frame. It will be taken down to about gutter level over the next few weeks and work is expected to begin on tiling 15th century building.
Inside, building work continues on plastering, plumbing and adding fittings.
Refurbishment of the Grade II listed building is scheduled for completion at the end of the year.
Uckfield Preservation Society – which secured more than £1 million towards the work from the Heritage Lottery Fund – plans to use Bridge Cottage for a range of heritage and local history activities. The building is also to be registered for Civil Ceremonies allowing weddings to take place there.
There’s more about the restoration of Bridge Cottage in these previous Uckfield News stories:
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