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List of Restoration candidates

Bank Hall in Bretherton, was the first candidate shown in the first Restoration series.

The following list of Restoration candidates itemises all 72 of the buildings at risk featured in the BBC TV series Restoration. The series was aired[1] over three seasons in 2003, 2004 and 2006 with the aim of publicising and saving severely neglected buildings of heritage importance throughout the United Kingdom.


  • First series (2003) 1
  • Second series (2004) 2
  • Third series "Restoration Village" (2006) 3
  • Notes 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6

First series (2003)

North West England (aired 8 August)[1]

Bank HallBretherton, near Chorley, LancashireMost popular regional runner-up
Brackenhill TowerLongtown, near Carlisle
Victoria BathsManchesterFinalist > Winner

East of England (aired 12 August)[1]

Coalhouse FortEast Tilbury, Essex
Moulton WindmillMoulton, near Spalding, Lincolnshire
Greyfriars TowerKing's Lynn, NorfolkFinalist

Scottish Lowlands (aired 15 August)[1]

Britannia Music HallGlasgow
Nairn's Linoleum WorksKirkcaldy, Fife
Mavisbank HouseDalkeith, MidlothianFinalist

South West England (aired 19 August)[1]

Poltimore House – Poltimore, near ExeterFinalist
Arnos Vale CemeteryBristol
Whitefield's TabernacleKingswood, near Bristol

Northern Ireland (aired 22 August)[1]

Lissan HouseCookstown, County TyroneFinalist > Second place
Herdmans MillSion Mills, near Strabane, County Tyrone
The Crescent Arts CentreBelfast

English Midlands (aired 26 August)[1]

Newman Brothers Coffin FactoryBirmingham
Cromford MillCromford, near Matlock, Derbyshire
Bethesda ChapelStoke-on-TrentFinalist

Scottish Highlands (aired 29 August)[1]

Kinloch CastleIsle of RumFinalist
Easthouse Croft – Duncansclate (or Duncansclett), Burra, Shetland
Glen O'Dee SanitoriumBanchory, Aberdeenshire

North East England (aired 2 September)[1]

Ravensworth CastleGateshead
Harperley Prisoner-of-War Camp – near Crook, County Durham
Conservatory and Folly Castle at Wentworth Castle – near Barnsley, South YorkshireFinalist > Third place

Wales (aired 5 September)[1]

Faenol Old HallY Faenol (English spelling: Vaynol), near Bangor, Gwynedd
Amlwch Port and Parys MountainAmlwch, Anglesey
Llanelly HouseLlanelli, CarmarthenshireFinalist

South East England (aired 9 September)[1]

Broomfield HousePalmers Green, London
Wilton's Music HallTower Hamlets, LondonFinalist
Darnley MausoleumCobham, Kent

Second series (2004)

Scotland (aired 13 July)[1]

Portencross Castle – near West Kilbride, Ayrshire
Hall of Clestrain – Orphir, Orkney
Knockando Wool MillKnockando, Aberlour, MorayFinalist

England: South East (aired 18 July)[1]

Archbishop's PalaceCharing, KentFinalist
Walpole's villa, Strawberry HillTwickenham, London
Severndroog CastleGreenwich, London

Wales (aired 20 July)[1]

Cardigan Castle and Castle Green House – Cardigan, Ceredigion
Llanfyllin Union WorkhouseLlanfyllin, Powys
Celynen Collieries' Workingmen's Institute and Memorial HallNewbridge, CaerphillyFinalist > Second place

England: South West (aired 25 July)[1]

Sherborne House, DorsetSherborne, DorsetFinalist
Castle HouseBridgwater, Somerset
South Caradon MineCaradon Hill, near Liskeard, Cornwall

England: North (aired 27 July)[1]

Sheffield Manor LodgeSheffield
Gayle MillGayle, near Hawes, North YorkshireFinalist > Third place
Lion Salt WorksNorthwich, Cheshire

Northern Ireland (aired 1 August)[1]

Armagh GaolArmagh
Derry PlayhouseDerryFinalist

England: Midlands and East Anglia (aired 3 August)[1]

Newstead AbbeyRavenshead, Nottinghamshire
Old Grammar School and Saracen's Head (now St Nicolas Place) – King's Norton, BirminghamFinalist > Winner
Bawdsey Radar StationBawdsey, SuffolkMost popular regional runner-up > Finalist

Third series "Restoration Village" (2006)

1. England: South East

Woodrolfe GranaryTollesbury, Essex
Massey's FollyFarringdon, Hampshire
Watts GalleryCompton, SurreyFinalist > Second place

2. England: South West

The BartonWelcombe, Torridge, Devon
Dawe's Twine WorksWest Coker, Somerset
Trinity Methodist ChapelNewlyn, CornwallFinalist

3. England: Midlands and East Anglia

All Saints ChurchBeckingham, Lincolnshire
Pennoyer's SchoolPulham St Mary, Norfolk
Chedham's YardWellesbourne, WarwickshireFinalist > Winner

4. Scotland

Dennis Head Old BeaconNorth Ronaldsay, OrkneyFinalist > Third Place
Greenlaw Town HallGreenlaw, Berwickshire
Cromarty East ChurchCromarty, HighlandMost popular regional runner-up > Finalist

5. Wales

Pembrey Court (now Court Farm) – Pembrey, Carmarthenshire
Pen-yr-Orsedd QuarryNantlle, GwyneddFinalist
Prichard Jones InstituteNewborough, Anglesey

6. Northern Ireland

Gracehill Old Primary SchoolGracehill, County Antrim
Cushendun Old ChurchCushendun, County AntrimFinalist
The White HouseNewtownabbey, County Antrim

7. England: North

Howsham Mill – Howsham, North YorkshireFinalist
Higherford MillHigherford, near Nelson, Lancashire
Heugh Gun BatteryHartlepool, County Durham


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Restoration Season 1 & 2 Episode Guide". CBS Entertainment website. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 

See also

External links

  • BBC website - 2003 series list
  • BBC website - 2004 series list
  • BBC website - 2006 series list

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