The Cannon Fort and adjoining dock, Newstead Park, Newstead - Gedling

Mock fort, circa 1750 built as an eye-catcher to be seen across the lake and as a mooring for the ship which the fifth Lord Byron kept for entertaining his friends with mock naval battles. Upper lake of medieval origin, extended in the 1740s, is located in the grounds to the west of the abbey. Structurally sound but needs repairs to masonry and clearance of adjacent dock area. Historic England awarded a grant for project development work in 2018. Historic England subsequently awarded funding for repairs. A contractor has been appointed and work should complete later in 2019.

The Cannon Fort and adjoining dock, Newstead Park, Newstead - Gedling
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    The Cannon Fort and adjoining Dock
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1264406
    Local Planning Authority:
    Gedling
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

    Building Name:
    The Cannon Fort and adjoining dock
    Street Name:
    Newstead Park
    County:
    Nottinghamshire
    District / Borough:
    Gedling
    Parish:
    Newstead
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Sherwood
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II*