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 from the west front of Newstead Abbey and as a mooring for the ship which the fifth Lord Byron kept for entertaining his friends. By 2018, though structurally sound, masonry repairs were needed and the adjacent dock area required clearing. Historic England awarded a grant for project development work in 2018 and, subsequently, funding for repairs. Masonry repairs undertaken in 2019 but some remedial work was postponed until spring 2020. Work re-started in May, after a Covid-19 delay and is due to complete by July.

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:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II*

Contact Details

Amanda White 0121 625 6890