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20 Scroggy Road
Built: 1820
Type: Other
20 Scroggy Road, Glenavy, Co. Antrim
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
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Overview:

This two–storey thatch dwelling dates from 1820–1839 and had been vacant for a period of 5 years, subsequently falling into a rapid state of disrepair.  A previous renovation scheme had only partially thatched two–thirds of the roof, leaving the remaining section covered with slate.  This would have been quite a common occurrence throughout the countryside in previous years due to the expense of re–thatching.  But in 2008 the building was rehabilitated by a sensitive and enthusiastic restorer purchaser who was committed to restoring the building as their private residence.

Funding:

A Renovations Grant was available from the Housing Executive and 75% funding for re–thatching was available under the Northern Ireland Environment Agency’s Listed Buildings Grant Aid Scheme.

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