The past and current projects of the Trust can be found below along with an interactive map showing the location of the work undertaken by Romsey and District Building Preservation Trust throughout the years.
1975 - 2017
The impact of the activities of The Trust is apparent in many parts of Romsey, not least in Cherville Street, where international recognition for its work culminated in a prestigious Europa Nostra Award in 1984 for the "Restoration of a Group of 12 Houses".
The Trust has restored and modernised 131 Middlebridge Street in Romsey. This was the last project designed and supervised by John Trowbridge, responsible for all the restorations carried out since the inception of The Trust in 1974.
Major repairs, additions and improvements to the Romsey Signal Box have been carried out by the Friends of the Signal Box, and enthusiastic and dedicated group of volunteers. The Signal Box is now an important attraction and heritage building.
1975 - present
Most recently, 5 Latimer Street in Romsey (previously the newsagent shop “Latimer News”), has been totally restored and modernised and is now F. W. Kersey and Son, jewellers (front cover). The apartment above the shop, has also been completely renovated and is a separate dwelling, number 5A Latimer Street.
At the rear of the shop, the Trust has used redundant storage space from the old shop to build a modern two storey maisonette, 4 Victoria Place, accessed via an attractive paved courtyard garden.
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Signal Box Project
Romsey Signal Box was rescued by the Trust in 1981 and restored on a new brick plinth on the other side of the railway line in 1984. The Signal Box remains in the ownership of The Trust, being managed on its behalf by a thriving group of volunteers, the “Friends of Romsey Signal Box”. It houses the original lever frame that can be used to demonstrate the control of points and signals, and the authentic operation of a signal box.
Since the 2005 brochure entry, there have been a number of highly significant developments which have made the site an important railway heritage exhibit as well as an exciting educational facility.
Why become a member?
Our Trust is a registered charity which since 1974 has been working actively to rescue, conserve and rehabilitate historic buildings at risk of decay or demolition in Romsey and outlying areas. Our projects, some forty individual properties to date, enhance the environment and economy of Romsey by turning derelict or threatened buildings into an asset for the town. The foundation for each conservation project is a sound understanding of the building's history.
We rely on voluntary work and the determination of our Trustees and Members, together with a group of professionals, to build partnerships with owners, leaseholders, funders, contractors, architects and many others to make each project a success.