Our project focuses on Newark Castle, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and magnificent Grade 1 Listed Building, and in particular its nationally important 12th Century Gatehouse.
The project will:
- Create a charging visitor attraction generating significant income to ensure the sustainability of the monument through increased visits
- Engage with a wide range of people and organisations to create and sustain extensive volunteering and training opportunities
- Enable urgent repairs to the historic fabric of the Gatehouse and a new roof, floors and windows to be added thus protecting it against further deterioration
- Create a stimulating interpretive experience centring on the controversial monarch, King John, who died at Newark Castle in October 1216
As a result the built heritage will be better managed, in better condition, with engaged audiences.
The project will be a significant next step in the development of this amazing place, and will build on Heritage Lottery Fund’s previous successful investment.