Whittington Castle
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Restoration of the Castle

Whittington Castle After Restoration
After the restoration
Before the Restoration
Before the Restoration








The Restoration work was undertaken by:

Builders - Frank Galliers Ltd
Architects - Purcell, Miller, Tritton
Quantity Surveyors - Cyril Orchard
Planning Supervisor - Cyril Orchard

Structural Engineers – Capstone Consulting Engineers    http://www.capstone-uk.com

Archaeologists: Richard Morris, Nigel Baker, Pat Frost


Organisations that have grant funded the Restoration work are:

Heritage Lottery Fund
Shropshire Tourism Action Plan
Oswestry Community Tourism Initiative
DEFRA's Rural Enterprise Scheme
English Heritage
Cory Environmental Trust http://www.coryenvironmental.co.uk/
Richard Burbidge Ltd
Architectural Heritage Fund
Friends of Whittington Castle
Shropshire County Council
Mercers Company

Millichope Foundation
Alan Evans Trust
Manifold Trust
Lord Leverhulme Trust
W A Cadbury Trust

A number of other charitable Trusts who prefer to remain anonymous

Organisations that have grant funded other elements of the Trusts activities are:

Architectural Heritage Fund
Shropshire County Council
English Heritage
Oswestry Borough Council
Whittington Parish Council
Friends of Whittington Castle
Shropshire Tourism 
National Lottery Awards for All scheme
The Countryside Agency under the Doorstep Greens scheme


Particular thanks to

Maria Perks, AHF (for her energy and enthusiasm)
Mathew Slocombe, SPAB (for the Country Life article) 
Owen Paterson MP (for his moral support)
Marcus Pook (for his assistance with the negotiations over acquisition)
Brian Smith, Ted Cleaverly, Jill Jones of Oswestry Borough Council (for their advice and encouragement in the early days)
Mr Phillip Godsal (for his patience)
J Thomas (for completing the urgent repairs)
ara Lindridge
All Friends of Whittington Castle (for their enthusiasm and commitment)

Porthywaen Silver Band (for their support)
Peter Brown, Mark Bowden, Peter King, David Clarendon, Mike Watson et al (for helping us better understand the history and significance of the site)
David Jordan and team (for the geophysical survey)
Paul Renfry (for addressing our AGM and sharing his knowledge of the FitzWarines)
David Preston, Clerk to Oswestry Town Council   www.visionwebsites.co.uk/Contents/Text/Index.asp  (for addressing our AGM and sharing his experience of the grant funding of heritage projects)

Daily Telegraph (for the feature on the Medieval Garden in the garden section of the paper on 27/4/02) 

The Princes Foundation (for "Regeneration through Heritage" its highly successful series of seminars aimed at communities who want to develop their local heritage buildings)
Mr Paul Walker of Walkers Engineering for his assistance with the purchase of Grounds Maintenance equipment
Gill Guest, Shropshire Magazine and Shropshire Star for kind permission to reproduce the article about the medieval garden which appeared in the June 2002 edition of "The Shropshire Magazine".

John Lythe and the Grounds Maintenance team

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