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PRIORY PROJECT: Group appeals for residents to join them in protecting Kings Langley’s rich history 

 Published on: 23rd March 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A group is looking for residents to join them to preserve the old Priory which is part of Kings Langley’s rich history. 

The magnificent building located at the top of Langley Hill in the village is a 14th century Dominican Priory which the group, Friends of the Old Priory would like to preserve and uncover its hidden history.

John Ingleby, a member of the Friends of the Old Priory, said the group would like to carry out work to maintain its history and beauty.

He said: “Ultimately, we aim to buy the building from the present owners and carry out restoration work to ensure its long-term survival. So, we’re seeking people with all sorts of skills.

“The government recently announced a new Community Ownership Fund for projects such as this, and we’re keen to apply when bidding opens in June.”

The purpose of restoring the building, will not only allow for the history of the building to be preserved but also to provide the village with a multi-purpose asset.

This will include creating meeting rooms which will provide the space for classes and workshops including but not limited to, personal and community wellbeing, organic and biodynamic food growing and vegetarian and vegan cooking classes. 

To kickstart the process the group is hoping to soon get started with a long-term sustainable business plan, grant applications and legal work and architectural surveys.

If you would like more information on the Priory and how to join the Friends of the Old Priory email johningleby@gmail.com

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