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Award double for restoration work of Boconnoc

Thursday 1st November 2012

Boconnoc near Lostwithiel, CornwallOwners Anthony and Elizabeth Fortescue have received two acclaimed awards for the restoration work of Boconnoc House.

Two months ago the project was awarded the HHA / Sotheby’s Restoration Award 2012 (presented on Tuesday) and last night it was announced Boconnoc House was joint winner of the Restoration of a Georgian Country House, one of the categories of the Georgian Group Architectural Awards.

The Fortescues, who have dedicated the last 12 years to the project are delighted to receive these awards. Anthony Fortescue commented: ‘All the hard work from the dedicated workmen and others who have helped on the project over the past years has come together. The house is now the heart of the estate again, something I have dreamt of since I first laid my eyes on the house as a child.’

From left to right in the photo taken at Boconnoc during the HHA / Sotheby’s Restoration Awards lunch on Tuesday. Edward Harley (President of Historic Houses Association), Clare Fortescue (daughter of owners), Anthony and Elizabeth Fortescue (Owners of the House) and The Hon. James Stourton (Chairman of Sotheby’s)

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