IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Irreplaceable Welsh castle saved from collapse thanks to £2.2m grant

Wales’ Gwrych Castle has a funding lifeline from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) as part of its Covid-19 Response Fund, celebrates Nation Cymru.

image: Gwrych Castle, NHMF website

… to rescue the castle’s corps de logis (central building) from imminent collapse…

Nation Cymru writes:

An irreplaceable Welsh castle has been saved from collapse thanks to a £2.2m grant which will allow urgent repairs to be undertaken that had previously been halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic…

The impressive Grade I listed building is one of Britain’s most important castellated mansions and has been identified by Cadw as an irreplaceable cultural asset.

In more recent years, the castle has gained public attention by becoming the home of ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ in 2020 and 2021…

The funding from NHMF will enable the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust to rescue the castle’s corps de logis (central building) from imminent collapse by undertaking urgent repairs…

… The magnificent example of Gothic architecture was built and designed between 1812 and 1822 by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh FSA as a memorial to his family, around an earlier house.

The historic site was retained within the same Welsh family for a thousand years and celebrates elements of the finest British castles.

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