Historic Warwick landmark gets support for restoration project
One of Warwick’s landmarks has received support for a project to help restore and revive its 700-year-old buildings.
The Lord Leycester Hospital, which is in High Street, has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for “Project Seven Centuries of Midlands Civic Heritage”.
Development funding of more than £200,000 been awarded to help the Lord Leycester Hospital progress its plans to apply for a full grant at a later date.
“We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for opening the doors for us to start this work.”
Four hundred and fifty years later the mission of the Lord Leycester is unchanged as sanctuary is given to young soldiers who fought in modern wars and older soldiers.
It is Warwickshire’s equivalent of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.