HC Deb 27 July 1925 vol 187 cc22-3
32. Sir M. CONWAY

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is aware that Warwick Priory, a fine Elizabethan house with a later wing in the English Renaissance manner, is threatened with early demolition; and whether the Ancient Monuments Department of His Majesty's Office of Works is putting The Ancient Monuments Act, 1913, into action with a view to preventing the loss of this building?


The First Commissioner is aware that this building is threatened, but he very much regrets that, for financial reasons, he is unable to intervene under the Act. I may say that the First Commissioner is acutely conscious of the loss which the district would suffer by the destruction of this fine old mansion. He very much hopes that a local effort will be made to save it, and has appealed to the Mayor of Warwick to use his influence to this end.