One of Staffordshire’s top tourist attractions will receive a share of Â£ 35million to help it recover from the pandemic.
A total of 142 historic sites across England receive grants from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, to pay for repairs and major building programs.
The Shugborough Estate near Stafford, which is run by the National Trust, has been offered funding of Â£ 195,420 under the scheme.
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A total of Â£ 1.9million has been allocated to sites in the West Midlands, with other beneficiaries including Lichfield Cathedral, Attingham Park in Shropshire and Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham.
The money comes from the second round of the Heritage Stimulus Fund, which is administered by Historic England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Duncan Wilson, Managing Director of Historic England, said: âFunding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund is extremely welcome at a time when the individuals and organizations who care for our wide and diverse range of heritage have a urgent need for support to make essential repairs.
âHeritage is a fragile ecosystem, with an incredible group of people who keep our historic places alive, with specialized skills that take time to learn and experience to develop. These grants will protect their livelihoods as they use their expertise to help our heritage survive.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: âFrom local churches to ancient buildings and landscapes, the UK’s unique heritage makes our towns and villages stronger, more vibrant and helps bring communities together.
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“This latest funding – Â£ 35million from our unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund – will help protect sites, including Jane Austen’s home and Hampton Court Palace, for and help future generations. to rebuild better after the pandemic. “
Here are the historic sites in the West Midlands that have received funding under the program:
- Moseley Road Baths, Birmingham – Â£ 100,000;
- Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings – Â£ 350,000;
- Shugborough Estate, Milford – Â£ 195,420;
- Attingham Park, Atcham – Â£ 64,071;
- Berrington Hall, Leominster – Â£ 60,611;
- Lichfield Cathedral – Â£ 264,404;
- Worcester Cathedral – Â£ 328,794;
- Walsall Canal Ryders Green Locks 1 and 3 – Â£ 53,786;
- Weston Hall, near Shifnal – Â£ 304,000;
- Harvington Hall, Kidderminster – Â£ 117,855;
- Shrewsbury Roman Catholic Cathedral – Â£ 113,992.
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