Harry Johnson Award

Henry Arthur Johnson died on 28th June, 1988. The Trust lost a founder and most valued member. He was, until his retirement, the principal of Johnson Architects of Wadworth Hall, near Doncaster.

Harry qualified at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University of London, under the guidance of Sir Albert Richardson and was well versed in classical architecture. He contributed articles on country houses to the Transactions of The Thoroton Society; these included reports on Grove Hall (demolished 1952) and Osberton Hall.

In his work for the Trust, he could be relied upon to bring to each project the highest standards of taste and style in architecture, with deep practical knowledge. His manner was quiet and restrained but not the less authoritative for that.

Harry Johnson played a major role in the early days of the Trust.

The Harry Johnson Award was set up in his honour. The award is made each year for the best design of a new building, or the best restoration of an old building, within a village setting. The award is run in conjunction with the CPRE.

Past winners of the award have been:

1989
Restoration. The Watermill Barn, Linby. Dr. and Mrs. J.L. Hart.
The winners are shown receiving their award from Councillor J.H. Andrews, Deputy Mayor of Gedling Borough Council.
New. No award.

1990
Restoration. The Old Vicarage, Kinoulton. The Old Vicarage, Granby.
New. No award.

1991
Restoration. Conversion of malt store to dwelling, Frog’s Leap, Church Laneham.
New. Women’s Institute Building, Butt Field, East Bridgford.

1992
Restoration. The Old School, Awsworth.
New. Bungalows, Upton.

1993
Restoration. The Windmill at Tuxford.
New. No award.

1994
Restoration. Derelict farm buildings to The Buttercross Veterinary Centre, Long Acre, Bingham.
New. Elderly persons flats & bungalows, Negus Court, Cromwell Crescent, Lambley.

1995
Restoration. Boughton Village Hall.
New. No award.

1996
Restoration. The Watermill, Ollerton.
New. Cottages, Lexington Court, Laxton.

1997
Restoration. The Windmill, Eakring.
New. Changing Rooms, Boughton and Ollerton.

1998
Restoration. The Stables, Grange Court, Ruddington.
New. No award.

1999
Restoration. The Village Museum, Flintham.
New. The Medical Centre, East Bridgford.

2000
Restoration. Conversion of Farm Buildings to Tea Room/Gift Shop, Bingham Road, Cotgrave.
New. St Michael’s Cottage/Steeple View, Sutton Bonington.

2001
Restoration. The Barns and Farmhouse, Ridge Farm, Elton.
New. No award.

2002
Restoration. 36 Church Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
New. Wheelwrights Barn, Hill Road, Orston.

2003
Restoration. Flora Barn, Main Street, Hoveringham.
New. Rear Extension, Flora Barn, Main Street, Hoveringham.

2004
Restoration. Colston Bassett Store, Colston Bassett.
New. No award.

After 2004 it was decided to run the awards on a biannual basis.

2006
Restoration. Joint Award to Ranter’s Farm, 103 Station Street, Misterton and 62 Castlegate, Newark.
New. No award.

2008
Restoration. The White Cottage, Misson.
New. No award.

2010
Restoration. The Coach House, Orston.
New. Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton.

2012
Restoration. The Old Pumphouse, The Ropewalk, Nottingham.
New. Healy’s Wharf, Newark.

2014
Restoration. Orchard Cottages, Epperstone.
New. The Court, Epperstone.

2016
Restoration. Turncroft Farm, Edingley.
New. Wright’s Place, Keyworth.

2018
Entries will be invited in 2017 for the 2018 Award.