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Jack Of Newbury House restoration concern

Concerns have been raised over the restoration of the Jack of Newbury House on Northbrook Street.

The 15th century grade-two listed building is set to undergo restoration but several voices in Newbury have questioned some of the current decisions set to be made to the building.

Among those voicing concern is David Peacock from the Newbury Society who said that the current plans do not appear to involve the advice of specialists in restoring historic timber-framed buildings, and no priority is given to the use of traditional forms or the retention of the historic fabric of the building, where possible.

David, who is Chairman of the Society, added: “We would urge the council to listen to the advice of its archaeology experts.”

The work carried out at the House is proposed to improve the joints and decaying timbers.

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