Town’s new tea room

A project to transform one of Shropshire’s oldest buildings is now complete. The major renovation of Bishop Percy’s House in Bridgnorth, owned by Maria Allen, has finished after four years of meticulous planning and careful restoration work. The 16th century half-timbered property in Cartway has been converted into a tea room and holiday apartments. The project also includes the construction of two homes overlooking the river for owners Maria and Reg Allen of Stourbridge.

“Bishop Percy’s House is a striking town centre landmark and we’re thrilled with the way it’s been brought back to life,” says Vic Johnson of Johnson Design Partnership (JDP), whose Bridgnorth firm worked with contractors Three Pines Builders of Wolverhampton on the project.

“Obviously as this is a Grade I listed building we worked carefully with the conservation officers and it’s very exciting to see it transformed.”

Maria adds, “This lovely listed building and previous home to Bridgnorth Boys Club has undergone sympathetic restoration to be brought back to life for all to see and enjoy. I’m thrilled at the outcome of this difficult project and to be opening the tea room and apartments to provide jobs and an interest to the Bridgnorth community.”

Pictures and artefacts from the site’s past are displayed in the tea room, which will also have an outdoor seating area.

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