Wothorpe Towers Restoration Project
09 Jul 2007
The largest Environmental Grant Scheme projects were at Wothorpe Towers where two grants were awarded to the preservation of a 17th century building, historic stone gateway, and to the recreation of a historic landscape.
The whole site has been unmanaged for fifty years and was saved only just in time. All buildings were on the 'at risk' register, but many are now in the process of being preserved or restored and the public should be allowed into the site for the first time later in the year.
The old blacksmiths shop and stable has been restored to form an interpretation centre and future projects include the restoration of the gardens and creation of an enclosed stairwell to give visitors a view across to Stamford. Owner Paul Griffin is very keen for visitors to be able to see this view for the first time in over 200 years. The second scheme allowed hedgerows to be planted along a footpath and a track, and traditional orchards to be replanted.