Pisgah House is a Grade II listed residence constructed in the
1820's, tucked away in
a quiet backwater (Pisgah House Road) at the top end of Hoole Rd. It is
next door to the Etruria House
Hotel,which is also a listed building. Pisgah House has a fine 2-story
coach house (pictured below), which is itself a listed building. It is
the oldest listed residential building in Broomhill, and the most
important building in the North-East quadrant of the Conservation Area.
The house has been owned by the University since the 1970's but it is
now surplus estate, and the Uni plan to dispose of it.
Why does it need to be saved?
rear garden of Pisgah House is part of the Botanic Garden on
the Tapton Experimental Gardens site. It houses a significant portion
of the plant collection. When the Tapton site is redeveloped, whatever
public open space remains on the site will adjoin Pisgah House's garden. To
see clearly how these elements fit together, you can download a diagram
of the entire site here.
Options for a community acquisition of the garden of Pisgah House are
currently being explored. One option is a cooperative purchase of the
house; if you are interested in joining our Pisgah Partners Group and
being part of this exciting project please email BANG.
We see Pisgah House as a focal point for the Common Ground initiative that BANG has set in motion. There
are many sources of grant and loan funding available for this kind of project. For example, the Architectural Heritage Fund provides loans for the acquisition and refurbishment of historic buildings. The Townscape Heritage Initiative
provides grants to regenerate buildings and to improve
conservation areas at risk. Groundworks Community Spaces provides
grants for improvements to public open spaces. And this project would
also be eligible to receive 'Section 106' planning gain funding arising
from local development schemes.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU CAN HELP IN ANY WAY WITH THIS PROJECT!