A group of derelict 16th and 17th Century buildings with Georgian additions, bought by the City Council and sold on to the Trust for restoration.

The restoration resulted in three houses together with a flat over a hairdresser’s shop which was itself extended. Vacant land on the frontage to St Augustine’s Street was sold on to a builder and three houses built to a design commissioned by the Trust. The whole scheme was christened Stonemason’s Court, after a late Victorian painted wall advertisement still to be seen on the gable wall over the shop.

All disposals were by 125-year leases, although the freehold of the three new houses was sold in 2010 to the builder.