Newstead Abbey to receive grant from World Monuments Fund

In 1540, the Byron family, ancestors of the famous Lord Byron, was given Newstead Abbey near Nottingham, England. Built in the 12th century, the abbey has since fallen into disrepair, and it has become the recipient of UKĀ£40,000 from the World Monuments Fund to save the crumbling structure.

Patrick Candler, head of the newly-formed Newstead Abbey Partnership, said his group will use the grant to increase visitor numbers and eventually help restore the site.