£3 million pound transformation of Cannon Hall’s park and gardens begins in February

Work on the £3 million pound project to transform Cannon Hall’s park a garden looks set to begin in February.

The Parks for People project, which has been made possible by the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, will see key features of the parkland such as the ice house, deer shelter and gardeners cottage restored to their former Georgian glory. Restorations of these important historic buildings will allow them to be explored for the very first time, offering a further glimpse into Cannon Hall’s fascinating history.

Mid-February will see work begin with the distilling of the lakes. This will result in the footpaths into Cannon Hall Park from Cawthorne village, Cawthorne Cricket Ground and Barkhouse Lane (South of the lakes), being closed for a period of 5 months from approximately Friday, 19 February 2018.

People can access the park via Bark House Lane as usual and are encouraged to visit during this time. The park will remain a place for tranquil walks and a great destination to spend quality time with family and loved ones in beautiful surrounds.

Cllr Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place said: “Cannon Hall is one of Yorkshire best attractions with people travelling from miles around to visit. The Hall and its award winning park and gardens are visited by over 4000,000 people each year and the village itself has lots to offer including Cannon Hall farm, a fun family run attraction and also a large garden centre. The Parks for People project will have a huge impact on the park and gardens, restoring them to their former splendour for our visitors to enjoy.”

Further details of the project can be found at www.cannon-hall.com