The future of Severndroog Castle has been secured thanks to a £126,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Greenwich castle was restored and opened to the public in 2014 and this grant will help the preservation trust there continue to grow and restore the site.

The 18th century castle on Shooters Hill was built as a memorial to Sir William James, a commodore with the East India Company.

David Mears, Chair of Trustees of Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust, said: “We are delighted to receive this funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and we are very grateful for their support.

“Thanks to National Lottery players, this funding will enable us to develop the Castle in new and exciting ways and carry forward our ambitious plans with confidence.”