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House up for architectural award

Shaw House
Shaw House has been used as a home and a school

The £6m restoration of a Grade I-listed Berkshire manor house has been shortlisted for an architectural award.

Shaw House, in Newbury, has been nominated along with more than 40 buildings across the UK, Ireland and Spain, in the 2010 Civic Trust Awards.

The 15th century property, built by clothier Thomas Dolman, has been recognised for its outstanding cultural contribution to the area.

The awards will be held in Liverpool on 12 March.

Shaw House has acted as a home and a school in the past, but is now used as a conference centre and museum following the two year restoration.

It had been put on English Heritage's "at risk" register before the work.

The property will reopen to the public again in February.

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