The Masters House featuring on Channel 4's Great British Buildings

The stunning Masters house in Ledbury is to be featured on Great British Buildings on Channel 4 hosted by designer Kevin McCloud, tonight.

The episode airs on Channel 4 at 8pm on Thursday April 6, it is the third episode of the series and concentrates on 13th to 16th century restorations.

Kevin McCloud and Dr Anna Keay explore the UK's most incredible restorations of historic buildings of 2016 and sift the longlist of the UK's outstanding restorations of historic buildings for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Restoration of the Year award (ROTY).

The Master's House in Ledbury has become a real centre for cultural, heritage, and community activities with a wide programme of events taking place throughout the year. It offers a modern, accessible library in a beautiful heritage building. 

All this has been made possible by the £1,174,200 received from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the £3 million that Herefordshire Council invested in the restoration, and incredible support from the Friends of the Master's House, Ledbury Library Development Group, and of course the wider local community.

There have been some wonderful comments received about the new facility:

"Remarkable! You have done real honour to the building but still created a bright, modern, accessible library - and everything is done to such a high standard."

"What a lovely place - congratulations to all involved in the restoration. A really positive addition to Ledbury. As one who originally felt the place would be better demolished, I have completely changed my opinion!"

The Master's House is definitely worth visiting, especially as we are approaching Easter with many activities and events taking place.

Visit The Master's House website to see the latest developments and to view this season's exciting programme of events

Find out more information on Herefordshire's library services webpages

Also visit our library services free eBook and eAudio webpages 

The Masters House project was made possible through funding received from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Severn Waste Environmental Fund.


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Published: 6th April 2017