FOR GWRYCH CASTLE
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[ May 11th 2005 ]
fighting to save an early nineteenth century Welsh
castle have been appeased by the launch of a feasibility
study funded by a preservation trust, according
to the BBC.
Gwrych Castle in Abergele has been in a state
of disrepair since being purchased in 1999 by
a U.S. businessman. The trust hopes to persuade
Conwy council to purchase the ruins and restore
the castle to its former glory.
at the turn of the century, Gwrych
Castle served as a training ground for boxer
Randolph Turpin and also provided the backdrop
to the 1996 film Prince Valiant, starring Edward
Fox and Joanna Lumley, reports BBC.
such a fascinating building," said Mr Baker, secretary
of the preservation trust. "Architecturally, it's
nationally important and for so long it has been
ignored and dismissed as a folly. The problem
is we don't know how structurally safe it is,
but hopefully it can be rescued."
council said that all approaches from the preservation
trust would be considered.