Cannon Hall Park & Gardens have been successful in securing earmarked funding of £2.8m, including £138,000, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund for the targeted and sustainable conservation of its buildings and surrounding parkland.

This exciting project aims to restore and repair important elements of the Georgian park and gardens including key features such as an ice-house, deer shelter and gardeners’ cottage, which will be turned into a wonderful volunteers’ hub.

Work will also be undertaken to dredge and restore the lakes of the park, which are subject of a long running local campaign – improving their appearance, restoring original vistas, improving water quality and supporting biodiversity.

Through the project the park will be restored to its former glory and also reveal the many secrets, currently hidden from visitors. The fascinating stories of the place and the people who lived and work here will be shared.

We are looking forward to work hopefully being underway in 2017.parks_for_people_england_blue


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Richard Haigh. says:

    Well Done to all concerned in securing future monies for the plans for Cannon Hall Park. This is great news for Barnsley and as a regular visitor, will look forward to developments.
    Wish you all well with your endeavours.


    1. Thank you Richard for your support. This is indeed great news for the Heritage of the Park and for the visitors who love & enjoy the space. We are setting the bench mark high and hope to become one of Yorkshires top cultural visitor attractions. Thank you for your continued support. Best wishes


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