Winner of Historic Houses Restoration Award 2010 Announced

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LONDON.- The Historic Houses Association (HHA) and Sotheby’s announced that the winning entry of their Restoration Award for 2010 – an award now in its third year – is Wilton House near Salisbury in Wiltshire. Wilton’s winning project is its spectacular private Dining Room, which is the centerpiece of an extensive programme of exceptional restoration projects at the house in recent years, which has also seen the Library, North Ante Library, Smoking Rooms, Cloisters, Gothic Hall, Inner Courtyard and North Forecourt brought back to their former glory. Three commendations are also announced by the HHA and Sotheby’s: Ballywalter Park in Newtownards, Northern Ireland; Thorpe Hall in Wycliffe, County Durham; and The Stables at Penpont in Brecon, Wales. The previous winners of the award were Markenfield Hall in Yorkshire and Chillington Hall in Staffordshire. Wilton House, situated near Salisbury in Wiltshire,