Cobham Dairy update

Flying start as the first £224,000 is raised


Thanks to our amazing supporters we have made a great start to the fundraising for our latest rescue project, Cobham Dairy in Kent.  Since our appeal was launched in late September, donations have so far raised over £112,000. This will be matched by our generous insurers, Ecclesiastical Insurance, bringing the total raised to £224,000.

We still need to raise a further £88,000 in the next four months in order to secure the full amount of Ecclesiastical’s total pledge, which is to match every £1 donated with another £1, up to a total of £200,000. Please support today and your donation will make double the difference to saving this crumbling, ornamental Dairy which was conceived by the brilliant British architect, James Wyatt.

“Cobham Dairy is a rare and fragile survival. It is uniquely captivating: both as a miniature masterpiece by a brilliant architect, but also as a window onto the hidden world of 18th century women. Today it stands in ruins; with graffiti on the walls, boarded Gothic-arched windows, collapsing plaster vaulting and its exterior stripped bare of slate. A new future as a Landmark is the only way this gem can survive.”
Dr Anna Keay, Director

Read more about Cobham Dairy or watch a video of Anna exploring the building with one of our Ambassadors, George Clarke.