Owner's bid to save crumbling remains of King John's Palace

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THE owner of historic King John's Palace in Kings Clipstone is hoping to raise the profile of the site to save the ruins, which are in urgent need of work to stabilise the crumbling walls.

Last month, the site was added to the English Heritage's Buildings at Risk Register, which highlights important sites that are in 'grave danger of irretrievable decay'.

Only fragments remain of the Grade II scheduled ancient monument and owner Mickey Bradley — with the backing of local group the Kings Clipstone Project –– is hoping that once the site is made safe, it can be opened up to visitors....

Said James Wright, of Nottinghamshire Community Archaeology: "King John's Palace is a tremendously important site. It's a medieval royal palace and you don't really get much more important than that.

"It was used as a meeting place for the kings of England to meet other royalty and as such it is of national and even international importance."

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