Wentworth Woodhouse awarded £7.6m in Autumn Statement
One of Europe's largest stately homes, Wentworth Woodhouse, has been granted £7.6m by the chancellor of the exchequer in the Autumn Statement.
The Grade I listed mansion near Rotherham was bought by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust for £7m.
But the building and 82-acre estate is facing a £40m restoration bill.
It has featured in films and TV productions including a drama about artist J M W Turner and the BBC mini-series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
Mike Fox, deputy director of Save Britain's Heritage, said: "The money will put the trust on a sound footing."... read more
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