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Highcliffe Castle Phoenix Flies project

Highcliffe Castle is considered the most important surviving example of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture which flourished in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Built between 1831 and 1836, mainly from French medieval salvage and 14 types of stone, the Castle is unique and enjoys Grade 1 status on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historical Interest. Its social history is as rich as its architectural heritage and can boast visits by more than 30 kings, queens and crown princes and princesses as well as other heads of state, politicians, aristocracy and celebrities. 

Repairs and conservation

The Castle has a glittering history but between 1966 and the late 1980s was damaged so much that it was thought beyond saving. However with the help of English Heritage and Heritage Lottery Fund awards it has undergone six phases of repairs and conservation. Highcliffe Castle has recently received a £2.83M Heritage Lottery Fund award enabling a £3.77M Phase 7 repairs programme. This will be carried out between autumn 2016 and Easter 2018. You are invited to become part of this ongoing project to not merely repair the Castle to its former glory but further develop it into an even more successful heritage and lifelong learning enterprise.

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