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Work to start on two-month Corfe Castle conservation project
12:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
WORK is to start on a two-month conservation project at historic Corfe Castle.
A team of building conservation specialists will start work on the Purbeck landmark on October 14.
They will be working on the first, third and fourth towers in the outer bailey, the north tower in the west bailey and the south west gatehouse.
It is part of a programme of planned maintenance with the work due to finish on December 23.
The conservators will be checking for loose stonework or mortar, removing vegetation which can damage the walls and carrying out repairs where necessary.
Any original masonry which is removed as part of the process will be replaced in exactly the same place.
The castle will remain open throughout the work and any disruption will be kept to a minimum.
Visitor experience Officer Pam White said: “The whole operation is delicate and a very skilled job.
“The conservators work very much as medieval builders would have done when they built or repaired the castle.”
Scaffolding will be in place during the project and there will be no public access to the third, fourth and north towers for most of this period.
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