Castle Green Project
As shown on the map below, Castle Green is a D-shaped open field forming part of the Sulgrave Castle scheduled ancient monument, which is adjacent to Sulgrave Church. The field has been used informally as a recreation area for many years and is now owned by the Parish Council. Much needed improvements to the area have been completed, mainly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with contributions from Northamptonshire County Council, South Northants Council, English Heritage and the Alan Evans Memorial Trust (Details below). See Annual Report 2011.
Full details of the background to the acquisition of the Green and the preparation of an improvement project and management scheme can be seen here.
The improvements commenced in June and progress to date can be followed by visiting the following pages:
The Work Commences. June 2007.
Archaeological Resistivity Survey. 5th August 2007.
Dry Stone Walling in progress and Demonstration Day. 6th October 2007.
The Boundary Wall nears completion. November 2007.
The Castle Green Management Committee gratefully acknowledge the following organisations which have provided funding for this project:
Heritage Lottery Fund £48,424
Northamptonshire County Council Voluntary Sector Support Unit £15,777
South Northants Council £15,450
Alan Evans Memorial Trust £2,000
English Heritage £1,250