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NEWSTEAD ABBEY

NEWSTEAD ABBEY
Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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BACKGROUND

Newstead Abbey is best known today as the ancestral home of Lord Byron (1788–1824). The original Newstead Abbey was founded by Henry II as an Augustinian priory in the twelfth century. In 1540, following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the property was offered to the Byron family by Henry VIII and converted into a residence. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Newstead Abbey’s house and gardens were listed on the 2012 World Monuments Watch because of the substantial cost of necessary conservation work, and the burden of providing regular public access with reduced municipal budgets.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Though the surrounding parklands and gardens are well visited, opening hours for the house museum have been limited due to insufficient resources. Newstead Abbey has suffered significant deterioration, and a strategy for its conservation and long-term maintenance is greatly needed. (...)

IN WMF JOURNAL
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IN THE MEDIA
Newstead Abbey gets opening-hours boost
Hucknall Dispatch, Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Newstead Abbey on cultural heritage threatened list
BBC News Nottingham, Thursday, October 6, 2011
At-risk warning for Nottingham's Newstead Abbey
BBC News, Wednesday, October 5, 2011