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.