ROAD closures will be in place around Clopton Bridge as the restoration of the Old Toll House continues.
One lane on the approach to the bridge will be closed from 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday (November 1 and 3) while the road side of the building is inspected ahead of one of the most challenging elements of the project, being carried out by building contractors Stone-Edge.
The works will including repairing the external stonework of the building facing onto the A3400 road on Clopton Bridge which have suffered the brunt of fumes and spray from passing traffic over many decades.
The charity behind the project, Stratford Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT), has raised the £440,000 required to carry out the restoration of the 200 year-old building.
The restoration project will preserve the historic fabric of the Grade I-listed building and provide it with a new use as office space at ground floor and mezzanine level.
The project will also include the creation of a free community exhibition about the history of the building in the basement area, together the wider industrial heritage of Stratford located along the River Avon and around the canal basin.
The Old Toll House was built in 1814 but over the last 30 years it has fallen into serious disrepair and has been included on Historic England’s Register of Buildings at Risk.