PROPERTY: HISTORY FOR SALE

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The Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust (0171-247 0971) specialises in restoring early Georgian panelled houses in east London, and has saved more than 30 neglected properties since 1977. The trust's latest scheme is a terrace of four Grade II listed houses known as Ireland Row, near Stepney Green, E1. One house is already sold, and number 111 Mile End Road is currently being offered as a restored shell at £165,000. All the original interior features have been repaired, but the choice of bathroom and kitchen fittings is left to the purchaser.

A Grade II listed, medieval timber-framed house in Barton-on-Humber has been renovated by Glanford Building Preser-vation Trust as a basic but sound shell. According to the trust, English Heritage has offered to help fund a further programme of works. The former barber's shop at 51 Fleetgate, Barton-on-Humber retains an original clay sink and a Victorian cast-iron kitchen range. About £100,000 has been spent on the building. Offers invited in the region of £35,000 (contact 01652 655724).

The Dwarriden Cruck Barn, near Sheffield, is the only survivor from a group of early 17th-century farm buildings on the edge of the Peak National Park. The Peak Park Trust has restored what remained of the stone and timber structure. Saxton Mee (01142 755117) is seeking offers in the region of £l00,000 for the freehold, which includes listed building consent and a detailed planning proposal for conversion into a three-bedroom house subject to strict convenants.

Clwyd Historic Building Preservation Trust is selling Tan-y-Coed Tower, Old Colwyn, near Colwyn Bay, South Wales, a tiny Grade II listed folly. Built in 1894 by a Manchester shipping magnate, Sir Charles Woodhall, the limestone structure features neo-Gothic mock battlements, pseudo arrow slits and a spiral staircase within a circular tower. The restored building (used by Sir Charles as a smoking pavilion) is now offered for sale through the Clwyd County Council ((01352 752121, extension 3032). Offers in the region of £60,000 are invited.

The Merseyside Building Preservation Trust has shaved at least £5,000 off the prices of three flats created within a Grade II listed Georgian terrace, Huskisson House, Huskisson Street, Liverpool 8. The two-bedroom units are available from £47,950 through the agents Bailey & Neep (0151 708 5877).

Somerset Building Preservation Trust is selling Tudor House, Langport. It has been converted into a suite of three offices and a three-bedroom apartment on two upper floors. The leasehold is offered through Greenslade Hunt (01458 250000) at £79,500.

For information on The Brewhouse, Kingsweston, Bristol (see main story) contact Neil Piper on 0117 922 4036. For The Granary, Herefordshire (main story) contact Shaw Cross & Co in Ross-on-Wye (01989 768333).

For a complete list of restored buildings currently for sale, contact The Association of Preservation Trusts on 0171-930 1629.

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