Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park strikes gold
Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park has received investment
worth more than £1.4 million to restore historic buildings
and create new jobs. Against tough competition from other
bidders in the region, Mount Edgcumbe has received investment
from the South West Regional Development Agency (£522,500)
and the Objective One European Regional Development Fund (£564,036).
Additional funding has come from the Mount Edgcumbe Joint
Committee, Plymouth City Council, Cornwall County Council,
The Friends of Mount Edgcumbe Park, Caradon District Council,
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Service and the
Heritage Lottery Fund.
The money will be used to restore historic service buildings,
including stables and sawmill, behind the main house at Mount
Edgcumbe and on improvements to Cremyll Quay. The restored
buildings will open to visitors as new education and conference
facilities and will as a result create new jobs.
Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park is jointly owned and
managed by Plymouth City and Cornwall County Council. Co-Chairs
of the Mount Edgcumbe Joint Committee, Councillor John Ault
of Cornwall County Council and Councillor Chris Mavin of Plymouth
City Council welcomed confirmation of the investment. Councillor
John Ault said: "This is great news for Mount Edgcumbe
and the area as a whole. Not only should it create more employment
and contribute to the economy of South East Cornwall and beyond,
it will preserve and make accessible an important part of
the areas heritage."
Councillor Chris Mavin said: "The success of this
grant bid shows what can be achieved when two local authorities
work together. Officers from both Plymouth City Council and
Cornwall County Council have worked closely together to secure
this money which will enhance considerably what Mount Edgcumbe
has to offer. It confirms Mount Edgcumbe as the Jewel in the
Crown of Plymouth Sound."
Councillors John Ault and Chris Mavin will be available to
speak to the media at Mount Edgcumbe House on Thursday 6th
April, at 2pm. A tour of the buildings will be available.
For further information please contact Ian Berry, Mount Edgcumbe
Park Manager on 01752 822236.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the Mount Edgcumbe Heritage
project through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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