Haddon Hall and Tissington Hall are thrown Government lifeline totalling £200,000
Haddon Hall, has been given £180,200 and Tissington Hall has received £20,300 from the Government’s new Cultural Fund for Heritage.
At Haddon, the money will be spent on reopening the original Tudor walkway to the Elizabethan walled gardens, creating an independent Covid-19 secure access to this area; and help the development of a new programme of estate walks and talks in the ancient deer park.
Lord Edward Manners, whose family has owned Haddon Hall for more than 900 years, said: “Covid-19 prevented Haddon Hall from opening in 2020 due to the architectural restrictions of this medieval property but the funding provided from the Culture Recovery Fund shall allow us to re-open in 2021 by the re-establishment of the external Tudor entrance to the Elizabethan walled gardens.
“Haddon Hall is 900 years old and is considered of great historical importance as its interiors remain intact from its creation in medieval times. It will be of great joy to be able to reopen the hall in April 2021.”
Tissington Hall has been the home of the Fitzherbert family for 400 years.
Sarah Dines, MP for Derbyshire Dales, said that she was thrilled that the money would help the two historic estates weather the financial storm. "Not only can we learn so much and gain so much insight from our heritage, but it also provides jobs and a boost for the local economy in many ways.”