Restoration Project – Funding Providers

The restoration project fund raising challenge, based on the current estimated costs of £8,533, is being met from the following sources:- £4,000 Grant – Moorlands Partnership Board. £3,000 Grant – Heritage Lottery Funded Churnet Valley Community Grant Scheme. £1,000 Grant – SCC Members Local Community Fund – County Councillor Mike Worthington.  £413 contribution – Kingsley Parish Council. £120 Personal […]

Soil Sample Testing & Exploratory Excavation

The soil sample has been analysed and the results are encouraging in that there are no significant levels of contaminants present.  Now that the contaminants issue has been eliminated, and prior to a planning application being submitted, the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Planning Consultant has authorised a slit trench exploratory excavation be undertaken to check […]

Whiston Village Pinfold Restoration Project

Briefing Note for information of BKV Judges Old maps show that a pinfold was built sometime between 1839 and 1879 at the junction of the A52 Ashbourne Road and Black Lane on the north edge of the village. It was a stone wall built square structure approximately 6m x 6m used to secure stray animals […]