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HEARTS OF OAK:

STANSTED PARK JOINS NATIONAL EFFORT TO REBUILD NOTRE DAME

Stansted Park Estate in Rowlands Castle has joined more than 100 of the UK’s most famous historic houses, to contribute towards the rebuilding of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

This time trees, all from sustainable forestry and already destined for use as commercial timber, have a combined market of well over £100,000. But the timbers for Notre Dame are about something that money can’t buy.

Historic Houses, the national association for independently owned homes and gardens, has rallied its members to support the restoration of the iconic fire-ravaged building. At the initiative of the Duke of Rutland from Belvoir Castle in Lincolnshire, similar donations of oak timber had been given after the devastating fire at York Minster in 1984.

Stansted Park has 1800 acres of parkland and ancient forest in the South Downs National Park. In 1983, the 10th Earl of Bessborough gave the Park, the Arboretum, his family home and its contents to the public. See        www.stanstedpark.co.uk