The Blake Cottage Trust was registered with the Charity Commission on 2 March 2015 (Reg 1160716) with the Company incorporated on 30 October 2014. The Cottage was purchased and placed into trust on 21 September 2015.

Our Annual Report and Accounts for the inaugural year 2015 when the Cottage was purchased and put into trust can be downloaded here.

An analysis of how the purchase funds were raised may be downloaded here

The Cottage is monitored carefully while we await its renovation. Twice a week a cleaner visits who inspects the whole of the inside of the Cottage while the garden and exterior of the building are checked once a fortnight by the gardener.

The 2013 Estate Agents Brochure of Sale can be downloaded here

The announcement in the Guardian newspaper (September 2015) of the successful purchase of the Cottage and its conveyance into trust can be found here.

The Building Survey can be read here.

The Report of the Morton Partnership can be read here.

An item broadcast on ITV News at Ten on 13 December 2016 about the funds needed to restore┬áBlake’s Cottage can be watched here.

The Archaeological Survey of the Cottage can be read here.

Display boards prepared by the Architects RMA for the public meeting in June 2017 can be seen here.

The Architect’s Plans for the Cottage (January 2018) can be downloaded here