Ashfield District Council has been working with the owners of Annesley Hall for some time to explore opportunities for bringing the iconic and historic site back into use.
The grade two listed, three storey, six bay hall has 13th century aisled hall origins and is the ancestral home of the Chaworth-Musters family.
The hall suffered a fire in 1997, causing damage to the structure, and again in 2015 when two of the three floors were severely damaged by the blaze.
The restoration work has recently been greatly assisted by the Council’s success in obtaining funding from the Nottinghamshire Pre-Development Fund, allowing detailed feasibility work to be carried out.
Owner of Annesley Hall, Stephen Rye, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Council regarding the future of the Hall and grounds and the reports compiled will enable the future development and use of the Hall.”
Councillor Don Davis, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “Obtaining this funding will allow the Council to uncover the potential uses for this historic landmark and will hopefully yield an exciting option that can be taken forward. I have been keen to see a project for the site for a number of years; it would be great to see the hall back in use”.
Please note construction works are ongoing at the site so the owners of the hall request the public’s cooperation and understanding that current access to the grounds is restricted.