WORK to repair Herefordshire's Snodhill Castle in Herefordshire – thought to be one of the earliest in the chain of castles built in the Dore Valley during the 11th century – will start next week.
The repairs to the castle will be funded by Historic England through a Repair Grant of £474,000.
Last summer, after years of negotiation, ownership of the castle was finally transferred to the newly established Snodhill Castle Preservation Trust (SCPT).
Volunteers from the SCPT, with help from Historic England, carried out vegetation clearance so the castle is accessible and repairs can begin.
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Thanks to this work, it is once again possible to see the full extent of the bailey, and appreciate the drama of the motte and gatehouse.
Decades of neglect saw sections of the castle’s walls collapse and the castle itself lost from view, and completely inaccessible due to uncontrolled growth of brambles and scrub.
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