Compton Verney wins £2.5m grant to restore its beauty

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Award-winning national art museum Compton Verney has received £2.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Compton Verney Landscape Restoration Project.

The project aims to preserve, restore and celebrate the Capability Brown park near Kineton, which includes a rare, Brown-designed and Grade I-listed chapel.

As well as restoring that chapel, the money will be used to build a new visitor centre, expand volunteering opportunities, recreate Georgian pathways, build a footbridge and boardwalk.

Dr Steven Parissien, director of Compton Verney, said: “We’re delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support.

“Compton Verney has enriched the regional cultural landscape for the past ten years, and this grant will enable us to fully exploit and harness the astonishing potential of our historic context, thus benefiting both the local community and visitors from further afield.”