Improvement works to start on Saffron Walden Castle

10:58 07 May 2014

Saffron Walden Castle

Saffron Walden Castle

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Specialist contractors will start work to improve the pedestrian access at the castle in Saffron Walden.

Noble and Taylor, overseen by architects Purcell, will be starting work on May 19 on a £35,000 scheme that will see the boundary wall, railings and gates overhauled and renewed.

A new level entrance way will be created to improve access for pedestrians into the ancient monument. New cycle stands, an interpretation board and bins will also be provided as part of the scheme.

Cllr Howard Rolfe cabinet member for communities and partnerships at Uttlesford District Council, which is overseeing the work, said: “This is the second phase of a £400,000 restoration project for the castle. We started works last year to stabilise the walls and additional work is planned on the semaphore tower.

“I am pleased the work due to start on May 19 will further improve access for our visitors.

“The whole project should be completed in the next two to three years, making the castle an even bigger tourist attraction and asset to the local community.”

The latest works are scheduled to take six weeks.

1 comment

  • It's a tiny ruin. It's of no interest to anyone but a few doddery historians, and will never be a visitor attraction no matter how many cycle racks, bins and access ramps are installed. For the last 10 years or more, it has been fenced off with a sign warning of falling masonry, but there's been no public outcry about this, nor even the slightest public interest. Surely there are better ways to spend our money?

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    Norman Wells

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

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