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News » Restoration of 280 year old Co Armagh cottage

Frizzell’s Cottage, Ardress, lay uninhabited for approximately 30 years, to all intents an apparently unremarkable pebbledash cottage, with corrugated iron roof covering .  However, concealed underneath this bland exterior is a rare mud-walled construction and original thatched roof.  Frizzell’s Cottage has now benefitted from a significant £334,000, 18 month restoration project funded by a legacy gift to the National Trust.  This successful restoration has been achieved by working in conjunction with McCollum Conservation, Historic Building Consultants and Chartered Building Surveyors and with the builder, Robert Weir, to bring the hidden gem back to life using traditional techniques and materials, with handmade mud brick and thatch.  To find out more click on the link :https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/restored-the-280yearold-co-armagh-cottage-with-a-straw-roof-and-mud-walls-37711446.html