Hoghton Tower receives £100,000 funding boost

Hoghton Tower, the 16th century manor house situated between Preston and Blackburn, has received £116,500 from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The funds will be used to maintain the building and site and preserve stonework and rainwater fixtures. The funds will help keep the venue open and pay for staff.

Jane Smith, education and development officer at Hoghton Tower, said: "Everyone at the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust is grateful to the government for this support during such challenging times.

"The funding means that we can not only continue to operate, covering the high overheads associated with maintaining a Grade I Listed Tudor Elizabethan manor house, but also to improve and adapt to life in 2022 and beyond."

The government has issued £15.5m in grants to 140 heritage organisations.

Heritage minister Nigel Huddleston said: "I'm delighted that this vital funding from our unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund is giving so many brilliant heritage organisations a helping hand this winter.

“I want everyone to enjoy what our fascinating and diverse heritage has to offer and with this money we're safeguarding these organisations for generations to come."

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