Eltham Severndroog Castle reopening estimated for April

News Shopper: Eltham Severndroog Castle reopening estimated for April Eltham Severndroog Castle reopening estimated for April

A TEAM behind the restoration of Eltham's 18th century landmark Severndroog Castle say it is on course to reopen to the public for the first time in 25 years.

Due to reopen in April, the restoration came from 11 years of tireless campaigning and fundraising by the Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust - a group of people determined to restore the building to its former glory and open it up again.

Funding for the project has come from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Trustee Tony Nickson said: "Seeing the scaffolding and fences go up was welcome sight. Now we can’t wait for the fabulous restoration to be revealed to the world."

Described as the only castle within the M25, with the exception of the Tower of London, Severndroog was built in 1784 by Lady James the widow of Commodore Sir William James to commemorate his life.

The tower offers an almost 360 degree view of London and the castle will incorporate a tea room, function room and educational experience.

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