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Appeal: Refurbishing waterlogged garden vaults would harm grade II* listed home

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An inspector has refused plans to refurbish two underground vaults in the rear garden of a 17th century Hampstead home, ruling that their ‘humble and functional’ character would be lost, harming the home’s significance.

The appeal concerns an “important and handsome” Queen Anne-style townhouse dating from 1720. The property is grade II* listed and sits within the Hampstead Conservation Area. The proposal relates to two large underground vaults beneath the rear garden of the house. One of the vaults was lined in the 1970s and has a concrete floor. The other retains its original bare brickwork and ha.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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