What was found, together with our ongoing research into primary sources, has important implications for Ravenscourt’s future. This confirms that many existing descriptions and histories of the Park and the estate have copied secondary-source errors from one to another. The presence and location of this valuable site will influence Council planning documents and the Park’s management plan.
In discussions with the MOL, we have agreed to go forward with a further grant application to enable us to explore the site at greater depth, involving local schools and the wider community as we do so. These plans, which have the support of Historic England, will not get in the way of the local community’s continuing enjoyment of the Park.