Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund helps Sevenoaks Town Council restore one of the town’s most iconic buildings

July 11, 2019

new access ramp and sash windows have been installed at the historic Vine Pavillion thanks to a £25,000 grant from the Fund, completing more than five years of restoration work. 

Sevenoaks Town Council has been leading works on the building which was built in 1850 for the daughter of the third Duke of Dorset and left to the local cricket club after her death. 

The new ramp was designed by local architect Glenn Ball to meet all conservation requirements and be practical for users of the pavilion. 

Other work carried out including a new roof, repairs to wooden cladding, and repainting and refurbishment of the toilets, making them accessible for all. 

Joe Bancroft, quarry manager at Tarmac’s Sevenoaks site said: “We’re proud to have been able to support the Town Council complete this project and we hope that more people will now be able to visit and make the most of the facilities. 

“The building is important to the towns history and it’s great to see it restored to its former glory.” 

The Vine Pavilion is home to the Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club and Sevenoaks Hockey Club.

Image Credit: Official opening of the new ramp in June 2019