20 Scroggy Rd


20 Scroggy Road, Glenavy, Co. Antrim

Before & after:

scroggy before  scroggy after


This two–storey thatch dwelling dates from 1820–1839 and had been vacant for a period of 5 years, subsequently falling into a rapid state of disrepair.  A previous renovation scheme had only partially thatched two–thirds of the roof, leaving the remaining section covered with slate.  This would have been quite a common occurrence throughout the countryside in previous years due to the expense of re–thatching.  But in 2008 the building was rehabilitated by a sensitive and enthusiastic restorer purchaser who was committed to restoring the building as their private residence.  


A Renovations Grant was available from the Housing Executive and 75% funding for re–thatching was available under the Northern Ireland Environment Agency’s Listed Buildings Grant Aid Scheme.

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Heritage Lottery Fund Historic Environment Fund

NI Charity Commission No: NIC101510

Company Reg No. NI 35582