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Rural 'gems' in Restoration show
Woodrolfe Granary at Tollesbury in Essex
Woodrolfe Granary at Tollesbury, Essex, is among the contenders
More than 20 dilapidated buildings around the UK will compete for funds to secure their futures in the third series of BBC Two's Restoration.

All of the "architectural gems" are in the countryside and include a granary, a lighthouse and four churches.

Three will be profiled each week for seven weeks, starting later this month.

Viewers have previously chosen Victoria Baths in Manchester and Birmingham's Old Grammar School and Saracens Head to be returned to their former glory.

Each won 500,000, with restoration of the baths now taking place and the school expected to open in early 2008.

Howsham Mill at Howsham in North Yorkshire
Howsham Mill in North Yorkshire will also vie for public votes
Griff Rhys Jones, who will present Restoration Village, said rural areas were "facing change and disruption over the next 100 years".

"It is going to be a challenge to all of us to manage that change," he said.

He said it was "these neglected, ordinary, familiar landmarks of the country that we need to save - barns, chapels, farmhouses, inns, workshops".

"Restoration Village is a fantastic opportunity to see what we value and why on the rural scene."

The buildings, divided by region, are as follows:

South-east England

  • Massey's Folly, Upper Farringdon, Hampshire
  • Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey
  • Woodrolfe Granary, Tollesbury, Essex

South-west England

  • Dawe's Twine Works, West Coker, Somerset
  • Newlyn Trinity Methodist Chapel, Newlyn, West Cornwall
  • Welcombe Barton, Welcombe, Bideford, Devon


  • All Saints' Church, Beckingham, Lincolnshire
  • Chedham's Yard, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
  • Pennoyer's School, Pulham St Mary, Norfolk

Northern England

  • Heugh Gun Battery, The Headland, Hartlepool
  • Higherford Mill, Lancashire
  • Howsham Mill, Howsham, North Yorkshire

  • Cromarty East Church, Black Isle
  • Dennis Head Old Beacon, North Ronaldsay, Orkney
  • Greenlaw Town Hall, Greenlaw, Berwickshire


  • Pembrey Court Farm, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire
  • Pen Yr Orsedd Workshops, Nantile
  • Prichard Jones Institute, Newborough, Anglesey

Northern Ireland

  • Cushendun Old Church, Cushendun, County Antrim
  • Gracehill Old School, Gracehill, Ballymena
  • The White House, Whitehouse Park, Whitehouse

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