The project aims to preserve, restore and celebrate an outstanding ‘Capability’ Brown park, which includes a rare, Brown-designed and Grade I listed chapel.
The Compton Verney Landscape Restoration Project seeks to restore an outstanding Brown landscape and enliven it with eye catchers and activities which highlight the site’s history of innovative thinking, art, architectural change and ecological diversity. Work will include the restoration of the ‘Capability’ Brown Chapel of 1776-9 as a venue for music and events, the creation of a new Interpretation Centre to provide materials about the site’s landscape, history and ecology, secure and develop the biodiversity of the parkland and recreate original Georgian pathways so visitors can view forest, wetland and meadow habitats while enjoying Brown’s original sightlines.
Speaking about the project Dr Steven Parissien, Director of Compton Verney, said: "We're delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support. Compton Verney has enriched the regional cultural landscape for the past nine years, and this grant will enable us to fully exploit and harness the astonishing potential of our historic context, thus benefiting both the local community and visitors from further afield."
Further information about Compton Verney can be found by visiting www.comptonverney.org.uk