Exterior view of Wakefield Tower, Tower of London
Exterior view of Wakefield Tower, Tower of London © Historic Royal Palaces
Exterior view of Wakefield Tower, Tower of London © Historic Royal Palaces

£4.5 Million Increase to the Heritage Stimulus Fund

81 projects across 78 historic sites are set to receive a share of £4.5 million from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, with 33 supported for the first time.

Funding will ensure essential repairs and restoration can be completed and help bring heritage sites back to life by supporting major building programmes, safeguarding jobs and generating employment.

Among those benefiting from this funding boost:

Grade I listed Stonor House will receive funding for repairs to its historic fabric including its brick plinths and window shutters.

English Heritage Trust will carry out work to protect Hurst Castle with permanent revetments and reinstate stalled work to Dover Castle’s Spur Caponier and its mediaeval tunnels.

Repairs will be carried out to The Apple Store at Blickling Hall has suffered damage caused by failure of external rainwater drainage, and the work will bring the repaired section back into a weathertight condition.

The Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust will be able to continue to work to rescue the Grade II* listed South Wingfield Station, which is one of the earliest railway stations in the world and on our Heritage at Risk register.

National Churches Trust can now repair 17 more churches, while The Churches Conservation Trust will be able to carry out essential structural and roof repairs to four more churches. The funds awarded to Friends of Friendless Churches will go towards the repair of an additional four churches under their care.

Our heritage belongs to all of us and should be accessible to everyone. The government's Heritage Stimulus Fund is making a real difference to historic sites in need of restoration and it's brilliant to see that even more projects, from Essex to Pontefract, will be supported with this additional funding.

Nigel Huddleston, Heritage Minister

We are delighted that further historic sites and projects will benefit from this funding. The £4.5 million will add to the vital work of the Heritage Stimulus Fund in supporting irreplaceable heritage sites and places of worship across the country.

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive Historic England
New historic sites supported for the first time
  • Attingham Park Boundary Walls (National Trust)
  • All Saints’ Church, Vange, Essex (Churches Conservation Trust)
  • Birmingham Back to Back (National Trust)
  • Blickling Hall Apple Store (National Trust)
  • Coughton Court (National Trust)
  • Hampton Court Palace Garden Walls (Historic Royal Palaces)
  • Holy Trinity, Caister on Sea (National Churches Trust)
  • Little Hormead St Mary's Church, Hertfordshire (Churches Conservation Trust)
  • Oxhey Chapel, Hertfordshire (Churches Conservation Trust)
  • St Andrew’s Church, Rockbourne (National Churches Trust)
  • St Andrew’s Church, Rushmere St Andrew (National Churches Trust)
  • St Andrews Church, Wick Hambreaux (National Churches Trust)
  • St Andrew's, Wood Walton, Cambridgeshire (Friends of Friendless Churches)
  • St Botolph's Church, Chevening (National Churches Trust)
  • St Deinst Church, Llangarron (National Churches Trust)
  • St Denis's, East Hatley, Cambridgeshire (Friends of Friendless Churches)
  • St John Maddermarket Church, Norwich, Norfolk (Churches Conservation Trust)
  • St Joseph's, Pontefract (The Catholic Trust)
  • St Mary Magdalene church, Peckleton (National Churches Trust)
  • St Mary Magdalene's, Caldecote, Hertfordshire (Friends of Friendless Churches)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Badby (National Churches Trust)
  • St Mary, Kyre Wyard (National Churches Trust)
  • St Mary, Long Crichel, Dorset (Friends of Friendless Churches)
  • St Mary’s Church, Homersfield (National Churches Trust)
  • St Mary’s Church, Marshchapel (National Churches Trust)
  • St Mary’s Church, Steeple Ashton (National Churches Trust)
  • St Michael and All Angels, Croft (National Churches Trust)
  • St Michael’s Church, Churchill, Worcestershire (Churches Conservation Trust)
  • St Philip & St James Church, Ratby (National Churches Trust)
  • St Mary The Virgin, Leighton Bromswold (National Churches Trust)
  • St Mary’s Church Cogges Witney (National Churches Trust)
  • St Mary Virgin, Northill (National Churches Trust)
  • St Nicholas’s Church, Feltwell, Norfolk (Churches Conservation Trust)

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