The Rendering Project at Orford Castle

Posted on January 8, 2022

CONSERVATION OF ORFORD CASTLE

A  £1m conservation project is underway to help protect much-loved 12th century Suffolk landmark Orford Castle for the future.

The project will see a layer of lime render applied to the outside of the keep – following 13 years of research, trials and consultation to find the best way to protect the castle’s deteriorating external walls and delicate stonework from the elements. The castle walls were constructed almost 1,000 years ago using a delicate local mudstone, known as ‘septaria’ which has been deteriorating since the 16th Century.

The conservation project is expected to last 12 months with Historic England providing expertise and support as it moves forward.