What we do

What we do

Preservation of Built Heritage

The Trust will seek to acquire and preserve important heritage buildings if there is no prospect of the building being acquired by a private developer. Having acquired a building we will seek to raise funds to preserve it with a view to using it for our own purposes, leasing it or selling it to free funds which can then be used to acquire further buildings.

Properties that the Trust have acquired and preserved are:

1976       Coneygar, Victoria Street, Settle : Purchased & Restored, Sold
1983 6 - 8 Chapel Street, Settle : Purchased & Restored. Part of the building is home to the offices of the Museum of North Craven Life. The remainder of the building is a residential let that earns a rental income for the Trust.
1989 34 Duke Street, Settle : Purchased & Restored. Converted into two residential flats that earn a rental income for the Trust 
1992 Croft Barn, Duke Street, Settle : Gifted to the Trust. Converted into two residential flats that earn a rental income for the Trust
1993 4 Chapel Street, Settle : Purchased & Restored. A commercial let that earns a rental income for the Trust.
1996 The Folly Hall and South Range : Purchased and Restored. Home to the Museum of North Craven Life. Will be further developed as part of the Folly Transformation Programme. 
2010 The Folly North Range : Purchased. Ground floor housed a holiday apartment until December 2016 after which it was converted into The Folly Coffee House. The garage and upper floors will be restored as part of the Folly Transformation Programme
2018 Zion Chapel : Gifted to the Trust by the Trustees of the Zion Chapel

 

Properties that the Trust considered purchasing but decided against :

  • The Shambles, Settle
  • Hellifield Pele
  • Lawkland Hall Barn
  • Halsteads Farm, Thornton-in-Lonsdale
  • Lumb Farm, Rathmell
  • New Hall, Rathmell
  • Barn at Stackhouse
  • Town Hall, Settle
  • Police Station, Settle

 

Properties that the Trust are currently investigating:

  • Hoffman Kiln, Langcliffe
  • Cappleside Barn, Rathmell

 

What we do

Museum Of North Craven Life

The Trust owns and manages the Museum of North Craven Life.

The Museum's exhibition areas (temporary and permanent) are housed within The Folly. The Museum's offices, research area, archives and store are housed in our property at 6 - 8 Chapel Street.

Activities undertaken by the Museum team are:

  • Organising Exhibitions
  • Organising Events
  • Stewarding Exhibitions
  • Hosting Group Visits
  • Conducting Guided Tours
  • Research
  • Data Entry
  • Archiving
  • Managing Collections
  • Fundraising
  • Publicity
  • Administration