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Fire-damaged stately home at risk
Astley Castle, Warwickshire
The building was badly damaged by fire in 1978
A stately home ruined by fire 29 years ago has been named among England's most at-risk buildings.

Astley Castle, in north Warwickshire, was badly damaged by a blaze in 1978 and 2m of public funding is needed to repair it, English Heritage said.

It was home to the Newdigate family in the 19th Century and is one of 19 at-risk buildings in Warwickshire and 35 in the West Midlands conurbation.

English Heritage said several other buildings were no longer at risk.

These include a Grade I-listed medieval basement, in Bayley Lane, Coventry, and a medieval row of houses in Spon End Terrace, Upper Spon Street, in the city.

The Grade II-listed menagerie The Woodlands, Combe Deer Park, in Combe Fields, Warwickshire, has been refurbished by its new owners.

New owners have also restored the 15th Century Grade II-listed Gorcott Hall, in Birmingham Road, Gorcott Hill, near Studley, Warwickshire.


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