In July 2020 the Government launched a £1.57bn fund to support culture and heritage damaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. A small part of the fund has been designated for repair work on 60 privately owned historic houses and monuments. Repairs to the damaged 400 year old brick and stonework of Doddington Hall was one of the projects selected.
This work was a once in a generation opportunity to repair the fabric of the Hall and several large sections of garden wall. The work was made possible by a grant from the Heritage Stimulus Fund which forms part of the Culture Recovery Fund, particularly designed to provide jobs to skilled crafts people whose employment might otherwise have stopped because of the pandemic. Claire and James Birch have made a major contribution to the cost of the project. The timing of the project also coincided with a period when the Hall has been forced to close.
The restoration work is now complete and the dismantling of the scaffolding is nearing completion.
The Hall is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays until 26 September.
All the proceeds from Hall & Gardens admission, our shops and cafes go towards the upkeep and conservation of the Hall and Gardens for future generations of visitors to enjoy.
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