Grampound Town Hall officially reopens 15 months after car crash

Grampound Town Hall
The Grade II-listed building is still a town hall - even though Grampound itself is now classed as a village

A town has reopened 15 months after a car crashed into it.

The Grade II-listed building in Grampound, Cornwall, was damaged in the crash on 24 December 2022.

The crash prompted a community response to move artefacts out of the building's heritage centre before work to fix it could start.

The project caused delays but the chair of the Grampound with Creed Heritage Project, Liz Fisher, said it had all "turned out well".

She said the local community had been "fantastic" at rallying together throughout the closure of the heritage centre.

Grampound Town Hall
The Grade II-listed building in Grampound was damaged on Christmas Eve in 2022

Ms Fisher said: "We did have to go and scout around the village for some pieces of stone that matched; people around the village were absolutely fantastic at digging around their garden to see what they'd got.

"The builders were really good, they made a super job, as we can see. So... it all turned out well."

The town hall, between St Austell and Truro, is still named as such, despite Grampound having its town status revoked in the 1800s and becoming a village.

It is described by Historic England as being of "probably early 18th Century" construction.

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