Newark Castle

New life for Newark Castle

  • Gilstrap Foundation
  • Newark, United Kingdom
  • 2015 - 2016

Newark Castle is famous as the location of the death of King John in 1216, and as a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War. The Castle is suffering from erosion and has limited public access.

Barker Langham was first commissioned to prepare an interpretive plan to support a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application for a major redevelopment of the Castle. A First Round HLF application for the Castle’s redevelopment was submitted in November 2015.

In the interim, we were awarded a further commission to develop a temporary exhibition to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the death of King John at the Castle, designing, scripting and creating bespoke illustrations for the exhibition, which opened in May 2016.