Thursday, 6 October 2011

Video - At-risk warning for Nottingham's Newstead Abbey

The ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron is one of seven monuments added to a list of under-threat buildings by the World Monuments Fund (WMF).

Newstead Abbey, built in the 12th Century, is currently closed to the public six days a week and the WMF's Jonathan Foyle said it desperately needed investment to stop it corroding.

Ken Purslow, from the Newstead Byron Society, said the Nottingham City Council-owned abbey was a piece of history which needed protecting.

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