£1,520raised of £5,000 target by 44 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to aid the relocation of the top floor shower room at Kinnersley Castle.

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The relocation of the top floor shower room is of great urgency, as below the current location lies an ornate and historically significant Elizabethan ceiling. It dates from Circa 1580.
The current plumbing system is in a critical condition and if left, would have cause irreparable damage.

The ceiling is mentioned in many books for its unusual designs, which include some intriguing references to John Dee, many green men, as well the locally important Vaughn Family.

The project is in progress. We have so far demolished the old shower room, as well as removing the top section of the old lift shaft in preparation for the new shower and loo. We have a builder working onsite and various specialists/advisors helping with the project as this is not quite as simple as going down to B&Q and choosing a suitable suite.

We have found a few fundamental elements of the building that require attention, including some specialist roof timber repairs, and major plumbing overhaul. The new shower will have its own energy efficient supply of hot water, reducing energy costs.

A second loo will be installed on the floor below it to increase capacity, and the previous show room site will be restored to reveal elements of the original architecture, uncovering interesting features and returning the corridor to its original proportions.

The end result will be a glorious shower room and loo for the benefit of all those people who love this unique castle and take pleasure in the events held there.

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  • Gabriel Henning

    Gabriel Henning

    7 days ago

    Gabriel Henning

    Thank you all you wonderful people, we thouroughly appreciate all you help and are astonished at the level of support. I am so glad the castle is so popular and still provides a platform for some magic moments. The project is reaching it's final stages and is currently on course to be finished next week! as long the builders terrible tooth ache subsides. We currently have a room with a view improving floor, pipes and cables all first fixed, plasterboard on walls and lots of boxes on things to be installed. Thanks again x

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  • Penny Derbyshire

    Penny Derbyshire

    Apr 26, 2017

    And a little bit more..........




    Apr 25, 2017

    this might add up to a nice round number!


  • Taal MILLARD

    Taal MILLARD

    Apr 23, 2017


  • David Beasley

    David Beasley

    Apr 23, 2017


  • Anne Wyatt

    Anne Wyatt

    Apr 21, 2017

  • Kay Leopold

    Kay Leopold

    Apr 20, 2017

    Hi Gabriel,I once had the opportunity to spend a day at Kinnersley, dancing and listening to amazing music from old style instruments. Beautiful place. I'm John's American sister. I wish you the bes


  • John Leopold - here's my two-penneth worth, great effort all of you.

    John Leopold - here's my two-penneth worth, great effort all of you.

    Apr 20, 2017


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