Mexborough and Swinton Times July 15, 1887
It is stated that the trustees, on behalf of Lord Conyers, intend to expend the sum of £500 in making certain alterations in connection with the tower of the famous old castle at Conisborough.
The present approach to the summit of the keep is not considered altogether safe, and the top of the tower might be rendered more secure in some places. The keep is at present open to the sky, and it is said to be the intention of the trustees to have a roof constructed for the better preservation of the place.
Arrangements are being made for the erection of a Lodge on the grounds. Mr Johnson, of Doncaster, is the contractor for the work. An architect from London and Mr Newstead, solicitor, Leeds, visited the grounds on Thursday last, negotiating on behalf of Earl Conyers.