HC Deb 01 November 1948 vol 457 cc28-9W
97. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Works if he is aware of the rapid decay of Donnington Castle; and if, in view of the historic importance of this fortress at the Second Battle of Newbury in 1644, he will take steps to ensure its preservation under the Ancient Monuments Act.

Mr. Key

I am aware that Donnington Castle is in need of repair. The owner's agents were informed on September 23rd that the Ministry of Works would repair and maintain it if it were placed in their charge under the Ancient Monuments Acts.