However, today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Historic England have announced an incredible grant as part of the Culture Recovery Fund, which will help us to start repairs and bring this room back into use.
This will include roof repairs, and the restoration of the bronze and glass lantern to safeguard the Grand Stairs of Brancepeth Castle.
With this complete, we can safely begin longer-term renovation projects to the interior, allowing it to shine once again as a centrepiece for tours and functions at Brancepeth Castle.
Our massive thanks to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Historic England for the allocation of the grant.
We are looking forward to starting this project and will hopefully reopen our gates in 2021 to welcome visitors who will be able to see another step forward in preserving this magnificent building.