Harvington Hall Restoration Works

Harvington Hall Restoration Works

Harvington Hall (Archdiocese of Birmingham)

Charity and Not-for-Profit

About Us

To restore, conserve and preserve Harvington Hall for future generations.

Harvington Hall is currently undergoing important restoration works, this grade I listed house is one of the most original and unique houses in England, with seven remaining priest hides and a rare fragile collection of Elizabethan wall paintings. Harvington Hall plays a significant part in keeping alive the Catholic recusant history during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. Please help us to fund its future.

36 hours locked in a priest hide

Hall manager Phil will be locked inside a priest hide to help raise money for Harvington Hall and its bridge works.
Having received a generous grant of £117,000, we have another £30,000 to raise to restore our bridges. To help raise that money, Phil will be locked into one of the Hall's seven priest hides for 36 hours on Monday 29th November to recreate the experience of a recusant priest.

Watch Phil's commitment:

Why we're raising money

The Hall has started work after being  awarded a grant of around £117,000  to repair its bridges.

The Hall’s two bridges, which date from the 1700s, are the only way to access the hall which is on an island. The bridges are in need of repairs to ensure they can continue to be safely used, to allow visitor access and emergency vehicles.

Work on the bridges means that part of the moat has been drained, with archaeologists on hand to look for any hidden treasures from the Hall’s past.

The moat has not been drained since the 1930s, when archaeologists found spectacles, clay pipes and slipware plate fragments which have been reassembled and are now displayed in the Hall.

Harvington is one of the 17 sites funded by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, which received £2.9million from Historic England for urgent repair programmes under the second round of funding via the Heritage Stimulus Fund.

Harvington’s £117,000 grant will cover a large part of the cost of the works to the bridges, which is expected to run to nearly £150,000. The Hall is launching a fundraising campaign for an extra £30,000 to hit its target.

Where can you find us?

Harvington Hall Lane,

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