Stafford Castle

Stafford Castle

Maintaining our historic structures brings novel and interesting issues and Stafford Castle is no different. The  Castle was originally a motte and bailey castle built in the 12th century.  The keep at the centre of the castle mound was redeveloped in the 15th century, but demolished after the Civil War by Parliamentary order.  In the early 19th century, the keep was rebuilt in part, but partially demolished in the mid 20th century after severe settlement damage was found.  The castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the Keep building is listed.

We were appointed to carry out a structural survey of the remaining keep structure and to provide outline specifications and repair solutions for areas of the walls which were considered to require intervention.  In order to complete the task we reviewed historical information, undertook structural surveys including producing a photographic record of the Keep structure.  We produced a series of recommendations for intervention, remedial works and future maintenance.  Recommendations included the reinstatement of arches and stone lintels, tying of anchors, removal of vegetation growth and repairs to the masonry.