In June 1749 Sanderson Miller was asked by George Lyttelton to design a ruined Gothic castle for his friend Lord Hardwicke. This was to be similar to the one erected by Miller in the grounds of Hagley Hall in 1748-9.
Those of you who are frequent visitors to Wimpole, either walking in the park or viewing the Gothic Tower from the garden, will have noticed recently that it has been enveloped in scaffolding. This is to allow access to the structure whilst it undergoes major conservation works undertaken by Cliveden Conservation.
Made possible through funding from DEFRAs Higher Level Scheme (HLS) managed by Natural England, the conservation of the tower structure and stonework is part of the project due to be…
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