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Temple at Duncombe Park to be restored after £200,000 raised
9:45am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
A TOTAL of £200,000 has been raised to restore the crumbling Grade I-listed Ionic Temple at Duncombe Park, near Helmsley.
The temple has been on English Heritage’s register of buildings at risk since 1985.
Water is seeping in between the temple’s layers of soft sandstone causing extensive erosion to the columns and the decorative cornice.
English Heritage has given £120,650 to the rescue fund and four other organisations have also made important contributions: the Country Houses Foundation (£50,000), the North York Moors National Park Authority (£10,000), the CLEARY Fund (£3,000) and the Yorkshire Gardens Trust (£1,000). The Helmsley Estate will fund the balance of the cost of the repairs.
The work is due to start later in the summer.