Framlingham: Three-year castle restoration almost finished

Restoration work taking place at Framlingham Castle.

Restoration work taking place at Framlingham Castle. - Credit: Archant

Work is taking place on the final part of a multi-million pound project at a Suffolk castle – with the aim to have it complete by the time the monument reopens in April.

Framlingham Castle is having its curtain wall and chimneys repaired to complete conservation works to the 12th Century structure.

The investment has come from owners English Heritage, and work has been taking place over the last three winters.

Verity Hales, Framlingham Castle manager, said: “We’re lucky to receive the investment in this time of austerity.”

Universal Stone, a specialist contractor in building conservation and restoration, is using a traditional lime water to repair the outer walls in order to be as close as possible to the original methods used when the castle was built.

Terry Moor, site manager, said: “We are replacing the quoins (corners of the towers), repointing the chimneys and replacing the bricks.”

The bricks are also as close to the originals as possible.