Cranleigh Village Hospital’s Heritage Cottage – ‘Napper Cottage’  – a new future for the first cottage hospital in England.

Cranleigh Heritage Trust has been awarded development phase funding and support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund with a £58,000 grant to continue the work needed to progress the project. The money will be used, with the Heritage fund’s guidance, to support the detailed preparation required to apply for the final bid.  You go visit the new web site here that Cranleigh Heritage Trust has set up.

The final bid, if lucky enough to succeed, with be for 90% of the full funding, which will be used to restore the building and make it usable for the community in a multitude of ways.  The National Lottery Heritage fund have listed the project on their website here (and called it Napper Cottage Guildford).

The Team’s work and the amazing public support to save the cottage started in December 2020. It is the Grade II listed Cottage at Cranleigh Village Hospital which is acknowledged as the first cottage hospital of its type in England and the inspiration for the National Health Service. The team have named the cottage Napper Cottage, to separate it from the day hospital.

The project aims to first save the Grade II listed cottage and then bring it into uses as a Community Hub and Heritage Centre.

This project is being made possible by National Lottery players, THANK YOU!

Trevor Dale   Chair of the Cranleigh Heritage Trust said:  

“All the hard work of the volunteer team and support from local community bodies and individuals has come to fruition. We are delighted to have been awarded this grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, made possible thanks to National Lottery players. We now have a year of seriously hard work to convince the Heritage Fund to support the project to completion. Cranleigh residents and leaders have shown their enthusiasm and support for the outcomes possible, and when the building works commence, we can see this lovely building become a vibrant part of the High Street again.”