Yorkshire’s heritage receives investment
FOR some reason, Yorkshire’s architectural heritage has been much in the news of late. Athena was delighted to hear last week about the Chancellor’s start-up grant of £7.6 million towards the trust established to run Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire, the vast neo-classical house begun by the 1st Marquess of Rockingham in 1725. The money goes to the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, formed on the initiative of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, just days before its painstaking work to raise pledges of £7 million towards the purchase of the property unravelled.
The house is expected to require a staggering £42 million of repair work over the next 12–15 years. Money for this will be generated by the creation within the