Drop-dead Ge­or­gian

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ON Thurs­day last week, the win­ners of the Ge­or­gian Group’s 2016 Ar­chi­tec­tural Awards were an­nounced at the Royal In­sti­tute of Bri­tish Ar­chi­tects, Lon­don W1.

Six awards were given—four were for restora­tion: of a coun­try house, Comber­mere Abbey, Cheshire; in the public realm, Sh­effield Non­con­formist Chapel; of a struc­ture in the land­scape, Wim­pole Gothic Tower, Cam­bridgeshire; and of a Ge­or­gian in­te­rior, Crichel house, Dorset. The Brown Ter­cente­nary Award went to Comp­ton Ver­ney, War­wick­shire, and the ac­co­lade for a new build­ing in the Clas­si­cal tra­di­tion to a chapel on a Berk­shire es­tate.

A spe­cial com­men­da­tion was also given to the owner of 27, North­gate in Oakham, Rut­land, for his sin­gle­handed mod­erni­sa­tion of the Grade Ii-listed, 19th-cen­tury house.

‘The ap­peal of Ge­or­gian ar­chi­tec­ture re­mains alight,’ en­thuses ar­chi­tect Pere-

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