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  RIPON CIVIC SOCIETY'S AWARDS 2018

 Gardens and landscapes have been prominent in Ripon Civic Society’s Awards, marking the Society’s Golden Jubilee year, which were presented at a ceremony at the city’s Spa Hotel.

 Winners of the awards, which recognise good design, craftsmanship and environmental schemes from the area around the city as well as within the city’s boundaries, included work at the Himalayan Garden in Grewelthorpe, Newby Hall and Swinton Park.   

 The Folly! Art installations in the water garden at Studley Royal was named as winner of the John Whitehead Award, with which the Civic Society to recognise an outstanding contribution to the area.  The Himalayan Garden was named as winner of the Younge Rosebowl for Best Environmental Improvement. 

 There were joint winners for the Hazzard Cup for the Best New Building; the award was shared by The Spa at Swinton Park and by High Trees, a new house on the former College site in Ripon.  High Trees also took the Sustainability Award.

 The Society presented the Price Flagon for Best Restored Building for the Orangery at Newby Hall. DavidWinpennyRiponCivicSocietyChairmanpresentstheBestRestoredBuildingAwardtoLucindaComptonandStuartGillfromNewbyHallAndrewCurtis.jpg Newby also won the Craftsmanship Shield for the new Shell Pavilions at the end of the herbaceous borders.    

 St John’s Church, Sharow, was presented with the Helen Whitehead Salver for its comprehensive reordering and extension of the building.


 A number of projects were commended.  They were Southdene, an extended house

in Copt Hewick; two shopfronts – Eastwick, North Street and the David Harrison Gallery, Kirkgate, both in Ripon; the Kath-Khuni Shelter at the Himalayan Garden; and stonework and gargoyles at Ripon Cathedral.

 David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘In our 50th year, it has been encouraging that we still have plenty of interesting projects to consider for our Awards. They help us all appreciate that so many people in Ripon and the area around it care passionately about their buildings and landscapes, about craftsmanship, sustainability and the environment, and are willing to make an extra effort to ensure that they keep up the standards which the Society has championed though five decades.’  

The winners this year:


The Hazzard Silver Cup for Best New Building:

·         JOINT WINNERS: The Spa at Swinton Park and High Trees, Steven Way, Ripon

The Price Flagon for Best Restored Building:

·         WINNER: The Orangery, Newby Hall

·         COMMENDED: Southdene, Copt Hewick

 The Younge Rosebowl for Best Environmental Improvement:

·         WINNER: The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park, Grewelthorpe

The Taylor Plate for the Best Shop Front:

·         COMMENDED: Eastwick, North Street, Ripon

·         COMMENDED: David Harrison Gallery, Kirkgate, Ripon

 The Craftsmanship Shield for Best Craftsmanship:

·         WINNER: The Shell Pavilions, Newby Hall (left) DetailoftheshellworkintheShellPavilionsNewbyHallNewbyHall.jpg

·         COMMENDED: The Kath-Khuni Shelter, The Himalayan Garden

·         COMMENDED: Stonework and gargoyles, Ripon Cathedral

The Sustainability Award: 

·         WINNER: High Trees

 The Helen Whitehead Salver for the best project:

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·         St John’s Church, Sharow (right)

 

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The John Whitehead Award:

·         Folly!  The National Trust, Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey (left)

 

 

 

 









 RIPON CIVIC SOCIETY’S AWARDS 2016

The restoration and adaptation of a former Victorian coach house in Ripon into a new, modern, eco-friendly home has been named as the best project in Ripon Civic Society’s Annual Awards.

The Society’s Awards, presented at a ceremony at the city’s Spa Hotel on THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER, recognised good design, craftsmanship and environmental schemes from the area around the city as well as within the city’s boundaries. 

HighfieldCoachHouseBestProject2016intheRiponCivicSocietyAwardsDavidWinpennySingleuseonly.jpgHighfield Coach House was awarded the Society’s Helen Whitehead Salver for the Best Project.  It was also the winner of the Price Flagon for Best Restoration, and of the Sustainability Award.    

TheOrchardswinnerofBestNewBuildingintheRiponCivicSocietyAwards2016AndrewCurtisSingleuseonly.jpgThe Society’s Best New Building Award, with the Hazzard Cup, went to The Orchards, a residential mental health care facility in Princess Close, which the judges said was carefully-grouped and on a human scale, with varied elevations and textures.  The Orchards also won the Environment Award, with the Younge Rosebowl, for its imaginative planting.

Other Awards included The Taylor Plate for Best Shop Front, which was won by Jennifer Holmes Hair and Beauty and G Clarke Barbers, two shops in Masham’s Park Street that were formerly the Co-operative store.  The Craftsmanship Shield went to Ripon Cathedral for the restoration of the exterior of the north east aisle, including spirited new gargoyles.

RiponCivicSocietyChairmanDavidWinpennyleftpresentstheSocietysJohnWhiteheadAwardtoSirJamesandLadyGrahamofNortonConyersAndrewCurtisSingleuseonly.jpgThe John Whitehead Award, which allows the Civic Society to recognise an outstanding contribution to the area, was presented to Norton Conyers, in recognition of the work carried out by Sir James and Lady Graham, undertaken over many years to take this ancient, historic and fascinating house into the future in good heart.

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘This year’s Awards, which we now hold every two years, show the diversity of new and restored buildings in Ripon and the surrounding area, and the care that is taken in ensuring they look their best.  We are very pleased to have been able to award so many projects, and we hope that the example of them all will inspire others to do the same, so we can reward them in 2018, the Civic Society’s 50th anniversary year.’

The winners this year:
The Hazzard Silver Cup for Best New Building:

·         WINNER: The Orchards - residential mental health care

·         COMMENDED: Water Skellgate – housing

 The Price Flagon for Best Restored Building:

·         WINNER: Highfield Coach House

·         HIGHLY COMMENDED: Vinden Estates, Blossomgate - restoration for office

·         HIGHLY COMMENDED: St John’s Church, Bondgate

·         COMMENDED: Ice Houses, Studley Deer Park

·         COMMENDED: 82/83 North Street - upper floors restoration for housing

  The Younge Rosebowl for Best Environmental Improvement:

·         WINNER: The Orchards

·         COMMENDED: Artwork on ginnel beside Lockwoods, North Street

 The Taylor Plate for the Best Shop Front:

·         WINNER: Shop fronts of former Co-op, Park Street, Masham

·         HIGHLY COMMENDED: 8 High Skellgate - shop front

·         COMMENDED: Yorkshire Trading - Moss’ Arcade new entrance

 The Craftsmanship Shield for Best Craftsmanship:

·        OneofthenewRiponCathedralgargoyleswhichwontheCraftsmanshipShieldatRiponCivicSocietys2016AwardsDavidWinpennySingleuseonly.jpg WINNER: Cathedral north choir aisle exterior - three gargoyles

·         HIGHLY COMMENDED: St John’s Church, Bondgate –  tilework

·         HIGHLY COMMENDED: Restored crown from former Crown Hotel, Sainsbury’s

 The Sustainability Award: 

·         WINNER: Highfield Coach House

·         HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ground source heating, Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre

 The Helen Whitehead Salver for the best project:

·         Highfield Coach House

·            The John Whitehead Award:

·         Norton Conyers

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RIPON CIVIC SOCIETY’S AWARDS 2014

 

The Curzon Cinema in Ripon, which has transformed former commercial premises in the heart of the city, has been named as the best project in Ripon Civic Society’s Annual Awards.

 

The Society’s Awards, presented at a ceremony at the city’s Spa Hotel on THURSDAY 2 OCTOBER recognised good design, craftsmanship and environmental schemes from the area around the city as well as within the city’s boundaries. 

 

The Curzon, with North Square Apartments as part of the development, was awarded the Society’s Helen Whitehead Salver for the Best Project.  It was also joint winner, along with the transformation of the former Methodist Church in Grewelthope into the new Village Hall, of the Price Flagon for Best Restoration.    

 

The Society’s Environment Award, with the Younge Rosebowl, was awarded to Littlethorpe Manor Gardens, developed over the last 14 years into a wonderful garden with formal and informal areas, and varying vistas opening at each turn.  

 

Other Awards included The Taylor Plate for Best Shop Front, which was won by Boroughbridge Hardware for its sensitive adaptation of a former public house.  The Craftsmanship Shield went to St John’s Church in Sharow for its joinery work from the firm of Henki.

 

The John Whitehead Award, which allows the Civic Society to recognise an outstanding contribution to the area, was presented to the Ripon Walled Garden Project, in recognition of its work in the community, especially with people with learning difficulties and people on probation. 

 

Other projects recognised in this year’s Awards were the new Music Building at Ripon Grammar School; the transformation of the ground floor of Ripon Town Hall for the Tourist Information Office and council drop-in centre;  the shop front of Baroque salon in North Street; the repairs to the fountain in Boroughbridge; the carving of the Alice in Wonderland figures in Ripon’s Spa Gardens; and the sustainability of The Byre, a house at Studley Roger, and of flats and shops at 41-42 Kirkgate, Ripon. 

 

The winners this year:
The Hazzard Silver Cup for Best New Building:

Winner: Not awarded

Highly Commended: New Music Building, Ripon Grammar School

 

The Price Flagon for Best Restored Building:

Joint Winner: Curzon Cinema and North Square Apartments, Ripon; Grewelthorpe Village Hall

Highly Commended: St John’s Church, Sharow;

Highly Commended: Ground Floor, Ripon Town Hall

 

The Younge Rosebowl for Best Environmental Improvement:

Winner: Littlethorpe Manor Gardens

 

The Taylor Plate for the Best Shop Front:

Winner: Boroughbridge Hardware

Highly Commended: Baroque Salon, North Street, Ripon

The Craftsmanship Shield for Best Craftsmanship:

Winner: Joinery at St John’s Church, Sharow

Highly Commended:  Boroughbridge Fountain restoration

Commended: Alice in Wonderland Figures, Spa Gardens, Ripon

 

 

The Sustainability Award: 

Winner:  Not Awarded

Highly Commended: The Byre, Studley Roger

Highly Commended:

41-42 Kirkgate, Ripon

 

The Helen Whitehead Salver for the best project:

Winner: Curzon Cinema and North Square Apartments, Ripon

 

The John Whitehead Award:

Winner: Ripon Walled Garden Project

 

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘This year’s Awards, our first for two years, show that great care is being taken to give some of the historic but sometimes-tired buildings in Ripon and the surrounding area a new lease of life by sensitive intervention, as at the Curzon cinema and Sharow Church.  We should like to see the same care taken when new buildings are planned and executed; we still await a really imaginative new scheme to which we can give a new building award.  We congratulate all our winners and we hope others will emulate the care, thought and craftsmanship that make them all worthy recipients of our Awards.’


 
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