Item BCA - 2019.1680 - £4.3 million lottery grant for Kelmscott Manor

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BCA - 2019.1680

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£4.3 million lottery grant for Kelmscott Manor

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  • October 2018 (Creation)

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pdf 2 newspaper articles

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Kelmscott Manor has been awarded £4.3 million by the National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund to save the building from dilapidation and to construct new facilities. the house was the retreat of influential designer William Morris fro 1871 to 1896 and since 1962 has been owned by the Society of Antiquaries of London, of which Morris was a fellow.
Locals are concerned that should the increase in visitors be too great it will impinge severely on their rural life. As it is, parking around the Plough Inn is dreadful with cars making a chewed up mess of the verges and blocking peoples driveways.

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