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Saving Castle Drogo

My MIL volunteers regularly at Castle Drogo, which is the last castle built in England in the 20th Century. Located in Drewsteignton, near Exeter in southwest England, it is a National Trust property which was formerly home to grocery magnate Julius Drewe. It is every bit the fairytale castle that you would imagine, but has sadly sustained water damage over the years, due to waterproofing problems during its early construction.

A fundraising campaign is currently underway to help raise money to repair the roof, replace windows, repoint walls among other necessary fixes in order for the castle to remain open to visitors. I hope that they are successful. See the video below to find out more about the castle and be sure to visit if you’re ever in Devon!

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Posted on 16, July 2012, in architecture and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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