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Photograph of the capon Shield

Civic Society Award - Capon Shield

This award is given to recently completed building developments which “display an overall excellence of design and enhance the visual quality of the neighbourhood”. The award is held (nominally) by the owner, the architect or builder for a period of one year. It consists of a large oak shield carrying small silver shields around the central embellishments, each engraved with the recipient’s name. The embellishments include the Borough emblem and record the origin of the shield. 

A ceramic HCS plaque is also given for fixture at the site. Sadly, one of the recipient buildings, Kent Cottage, renovated in 1998, has recently been demolished.

Photograph of the building plaque

2000   Wellington Mews                    Mr Andrew Tull, CDP Architecture Ltd

2002   Villa Maria                                The Marist Sisters and Williams Surveyors

           Skateboard Park                      Mr John Schoner for Hythe Town Council

2004   Judith Cottage restoration     Mr and Mrs D Moran

2007   Old Auction Rooms                Mrs Annie Morris

2008   The Howie Apartments          Mrs Janet Burnell, Pentland Homes

2010   Hythe Cricket Clubhouse       Mrs Di Cobb, Hythe Cricket Club

           Hythe Tennis Clubhouse        Mrs Hilary Casey, Hythe Tennis Club

2011 Hythe Sports Pavillion              Cllr. Mrs K Belcourt, Mayor and Mrs J McCormick, Town Clerk, Hythe Town Council

2012   Molyneux Terrace                   Mr Tim Warren, T&C Hosing Association and Mr S Neal

           The Maltings                           Mr David Ramsey, director of freeholder company

2014   Tin Tabernacle                        Mr John and Mrs Kay Keesing, owners

2018   FH&S Tramway Shelter          Folkestone and Hythe District Council

           Princes Parade                 

2019   Canon Newman Hall             Mr Jules and Mrs Lore Boyd

2022   Grey Walls

Capon Shield Recipients

Grey Walls

Proposed by Sally Chesters, the newly built pair of semi-detached houses on Albert Road were agreed at our AGM to “display an overall excellence of design and enhance the visual quality of the neighbourhood”.  Grey Walls was therefore awarded the Capon Shield.  Two Civic Award plaques were presented to the architect.

Photograph of the Grey Walls houses
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