Renovating the Old Prison
Works started in November to transform the Old Prison. We replaced the two glazed structures on site; the cafe and the gallery. The old (and rather cold) glazed areas have been replaced with warm, fit for purpose glazing. While we were working on the 18th Century Grade 2* listed building, we also repaired the main roof, replaced the kitchen and cafe servery and washrooms too.
We started fundraising for the work we’ve completed to renovate the Old Prison in 2017, and would like to thank all of the trusts and grants that supported this project.
- The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
- The Notgrove Trust
- Garfield Weston
- The Wyfold Charitable Trust
- The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust
- Woodroffe Benton
- As well as all private donations. Thank you.
We can’t wait for the Old Prison to be back open to the public. However, when the site reopens it will be under a new operator. We are working on getting in the best people for the job and expect them to start at the end of the summer.
Thank you for your patience. We’ll keep you updated on the progress here, on facebook or twitter.