Georgian Group Award Winners

Georgian Group Award Winners
October 2, 2019 humphriesweaving


The Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2019 winners announced

The Georgian Group award winners 2019 were announced in London on Tuesday 01 October 2019 and published in Country Life Magazine 02 October 2019;

“The Georgian Group’s 2019 Architectural Awards, sponsored by Savills, attracted an outstandingly strong entry. The following winners were chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by Country Life’s Architectural Editor, John Goodall”. We were thrilled that not one but two of the award winners are restorations that include fabrics supplied by Humphries Weaving.


Restoration of a Georgian Interior; awarded to The Saloon, Brighton Pavilion, East Sussex.

Pure silk tissue in Geranium and Gold supplied by Humphries Weaving for Walling Panels, Drapes and Upholstery.

©Paul Highnam/Country Life

©Paul Highnam/Country Life

Diaphoros Prize; awarded to Hillsborough Castle, Co Down, Northern Ireland.

Silk and Wool Crimson Damask supplied by Humphries Weaving for Walling and Curtains.

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(c) The Red Room/HRP

Pure Silk in Emerald Green supplied by Humphries Weaving for Walling, Curtains and Upholstery.

Hillsborough Castle Throne Room


Many congratulations to the project teams and other crafts responsible for these magnificent restorations, and of course the other category award winners.

Restoration of a Georgian Interior; The Saloon, Brighton Pavilion, East Susses

Re-use for a Georgian Building; Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, Dorchester, Dorset

Restoration of a Georgian Country House; Chettle House, Dorset

Restoration of a Georgian Building in an urban setting; Pitzhanger Manor, London W5

Restoration of a Georgian Garden or Landscape; The Great Pagoda, Kew Gardens, Surrey

New work in the classical tradition; 94-96 Cheyne Walk, London SW10

Giles Worsley Award for a New Building in a Georgian Context; 29 Percy Street, London W1

Restoration of a Public Building; The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10

Diaphoros Prize; Hillsborough Castle, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Streetscape initiatives; Bath, Samerset


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  • The work of the Georgian Group is informed by two charitable objectives:
    1. to save from destruction or disfigurement Georgian buildings, whether individually or as part of a group, monuments, parks and gardens of architectural and historic interest and, where necessary, encourage their appropriate repair or restoration and the protection and improvement of their setting.
    2. to stimulate public knowledge and appreciation of Georgian architecture and town planning; of Georgian taste as displayed in the applied arts design and craftsmanship, and its influence on later periods.