A Grade II listed Georgian building will be restored to its former glory after a grant was approved for restoration work.

The Swaffham Assembly Rooms, built in 1776, will receive £160,000 in funding for work to restore the building's exterior.

The building is in need of extensive exterior repairs, including water-proofing and roof repairs.

The Assembly Rooms, in Swaffham Market Place, is used for weddings and private occasions, as well as markets, and features a large ballroom.

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Cllr Ian Sherwood and Cllr David Wickerson, Swaffham Breckland Ward members said: “The Assembly Rooms is one of the jewels in Swaffham’s crown and we are truly delighted that the Swaffham HAZ partnership will see the building restored to its full Georgian glory.

"This is a truly amazing community asset which will now be secured for generations to come.” 

The repairs and restoration work will be funded by Historic England, Breckland Council, the Iceni Partnership and Swaffham Town Council.

The funding partners are part of the Swaffham High Streets Heritage Action Zone Project.