Dear Members and followers,

Update – Cranleigh Heritage Cottage Hospital

it is still deteriorating and the team of Trustees and advisors are working on gaining a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Once conserved and open, what does Cranleigh need that the building can provide?

  1. Most communities in Surrey have a historical archive centre or museum.
  2. Some have social services and vital mental health and wellbeing support and help for the community.
  3. Rooms for hire of these sizes, on the High Street, that have intimacy and charm.
  4. Many villages have tourist and newcomers’ information points.

Outcomes – Heritage Education, health and wellbeing services, meetings, information hub.

There are many excellent services in and around Cranleigh and it has been made very clear by health and wellbeing providers that the cottage offers an opportunity to provide additional facilities.

Our surveys of members of the local community have shown that there is massive support for a conservation project. 98% of those questioned support the ideas to conserve and open it for several different and complimentary uses. We anticipate strong volunteer help and support for the day to day running.

What can you do?  Do write in saying you support this project and why you hope people will visit and use it.

AND would you like to be in a video telling us your memories of the cottage?

If so please get in touch – we are meeting at the Band room on Friday 28th April from 2pm with a camera ready to capture stories,

Cranleigh Civic Society commenced investigating the conservation and subsequent uses of the 15th Century Grade II listed cottage at the front of Cranleigh village hospital in December 2020. As of January 2023, this has proved feasible, and the first stage of National Heritage Lottery Fund (NLHF) application passed.  Cranleigh Heritage Trust CIO has been formed.