On Friday 24th June 2011, The Farnham (Building Preservation) Trust exchanged contracts to sell its freehold interest in the Grade II listed Farnham Pottery in Wrecclesham to Mr and Mrs Hains for an undisclosed figure.
Purchased by the Trust in 1998, the Pottery was being offered for sale through commercial property expert Hollis Hockley at a guide price in excess of £400,000.
It was understood that the new owners would be working with The Farnham Pottery Trust, the ceramics based educational business, to ensure the site’s future as a centre for local pottery and ceramics.
David Graham, Vice-Chairman of the Farnham Building Preservation Trust, said: “When we purchased the pottery 12 years ago it was the Trust’s aim to ensure the conservation of the site and its buildings for future generations as a valuable example of local industrial architecture and heritage. This has been achieved and the sale to Mr and Mrs Hains assures not only the buildings’ ongoing preservation but also its future use as a centre for traditional pottery and ceramics.
“The proceeds from the sale will allow the Trust to move on to other projects in Farnham and reinvest the funds to safeguard the future of other historical properties that are intrinsically important to the fabric and character of the town.”