In 2006, The Codnor Castle Heritage Trust was established to prevent the Castle from falling into further disrepair and to promote the Castle as a major site of historical importance.
With a knowledgeable and highly skilled Board of Trustees that includes historians, archaeologists, surveyors, heritage professionals and teachers, the Heritage Trust also has a strong membership base.
The patron of the Trust is Sir Humphrey Wakefield whose wife, Lady Wakefield, is a direct descendant of the Greys of Codnor.
Aims and Objectives
The main goal of Codnor Castle Heritage Trust is to open the Castle to the public so that visitors can once again walk among the walls of Codnor Castle.
Reconstructions of buildings and living history will play a prominent part, alongside re-used and newly adapted listed farm buildings ensuring that our local heritage is preserved for generations to come.
Work So Far
In 2008, UK Coal Mining Ltd (the Landowners) ensured that the remains of Codnor Castle were consolidated and made safe.
A major success was also achieved in 2007, when the castle was brought to national attention featuring in the popular archaeology TV show, "Time Team". This televised 3 day dig gave tantalizing glimpses of rich archaeological remains surviving beneath the soil.