Buying A Stylish Slice Of Newbury History
03 Sep 2012

The opportunity to buy a spacious Victorian apartment conversion in an historic building in Newbury is almost here!

The popular St Bartholomew’s Grange development will soon have apartments available in the handsome Wormestall building – the site of the old St Bartholomew’s Boys’ Grammar School.

This beautiful old Victorian school retains its gothic air, but gone are the classrooms, alcoves and corridors. Today the building contains a selection of fourteen carefully refurbished spacious two and three bedroom apartments – fitted out to the usual high Linden Homes’ specification.

All these homes will be fitted with carpets and other flooring. The kitchens have fitted appliances: washer/dryer, cooker, hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer and the worktops have been finished with granite.

This beautiful old building was left empty when the St Batholowmew’s pupils moved into their new multi-million pound purpose built school nearby. Since the children moved out, Linden Homes has been working hard to give Wormestall – named after its founder Henry Wormestall - a new lease of life.

Because it’s an old building, Linden Homes had to design the internal space around what was there: The result is a selection of completely individual apartments – no two are alike. One of the apartments has a beautiful spiral staircase leading from the hallway up to the master bedroom – another has a really striking vaulted ceiling. Because of the elegant structure of the building, many of these homes have beautiful, high ceilings which give them a real sense of space and light. Two of the apartments have been laid out to provide separate kitchen dining rooms while others celebrate open plan living.

Outside, the building is surrounded by many mature trees and it is located in a leafy, quiet part of Newbury. The location and the surroundings combine to give this development a very tranquil feel.

The exclusive and prestigious St Bartholomew’s Grange apartments will be finished and ready to move into by the end of September – so it’s a good idea to register your interest in these unusual homes now. And to mark this new St Batholomew’s Grange phase, Linden Homes will be setting up a new sales and marketing suite within the Wormestall building.

For more information about the refurbished apartments in Wormestall at St Bartholomew’s Grange, to register your interest for a priority invitation, or for details of any of the other properties available at this interesting Newbury development, please call the sales and marketing suite on 01635 521607.

The sales and marketing suite is open every day from 10am to 5pm (4pm on Fridays).


For further information, contact Naomi Wellman or Tracy Mannion at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893 or

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