Ambition to repair historic Knebworth tower

PUBLISHED: 16:48 06 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:48 06 April 2017

The Watchman's Tower at Knebworth House.

The Watchman's Tower at Knebworth House.

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A campaign is gearing up to preserve a crumbling tower at the historic Knebworth House.

The trust that runs the house and estate just outside Knebworth is distributing an online survey, hoping to demonstrate support before it applies to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to restore the Watchman’s Tower.

The tower, which is attached by a wall to the mansion, has been unused since 1950, with crumbling walls, collapsed floors and a completely rotten away wooden staircase.

A spokesman for the trust said: “The trust is keen to see the Watchman’s Tower restored and open to the public, so that visitors can learn about its history and enjoy great views across the deer park, towards Stevenage once they reach the top.”

Its survey can be completed at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/survey-taken/?sm=POTysnj39BTapeCdX1bUE12LXQvo2dhajmDDgB9_2FbRxvyO6I_2BHhnBUctyEVlh_2F4Lw8VNoLG2j9Tape0E9LQCdg_3D_3D

Knebworth House has been the home of the Lytton family since at least 1490, but the Medieval building was given a Gothic makeover in the 1840s.

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