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.
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
2019 Canon Newman Hall Mr Jules and Mrs Lore Boyd
2022 Grey Walls
Capon Shield Recipients
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.