Restoration Projects

Lower Gate Repaired

Lower Gates  Lower Gates - John Durans







The historic lower gates have been repaired thanks to a grant of about £50,000 from Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund which is distributed by English Heritage. Kirklees Council used it to organise repairs to the stone walls and cast iron gates that form the atmospheric gateway to the park. Following six months of hard work to clear the area of overgrown vegetation the gates were officially opened by the Mayor of Kirklees, Jean Calvert, on 27 April 2008.

Myers Blacksmiths of Meltham have repaired the cast-iron gates while Jagger & Son restored the structure and approaches to the gates. The project was overseen by Robert Whittaker of Kirklees Council.

The paths leading down the gates and the old castle site have been cleared by Friends of Beaumont Park volunteers, Huddersfield Rotary, 105th & 79th Huddersfield Guide Companies and the Probation Service.

                        Lower Gates - John Entwistle