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The Castle Turrets

This project took place on the front elevation of the Castle and was completed from October 2018 to March 2019. This vital project cost the Foundation over £360,000. The work was being carried out by PAYE Stonework and supervised by conservation architect Ian Angus of Carden & Godfrey.

The order of works included the replacement of stones using only Kentish Ragstone, lime shelter coating and the repointing of the walls with lime mortar. The team cut out existing mortar joints and replaced them with a lime mix to ensure moisture was not trapped behind any previous cement repairs. In addition, they replaced the lead roofs in the main turrets, roof parapet gutters, and made repairs to the timberwork. There was also a redecoration on the metalwork and window glazing, of which ‘Richemont Bleu’ stone was used for the restoration of the detailed window masonry.