Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

The 1970’s restoration of Newcastle’s Castle Keep focussed on the South and West elevations where very severe erosion of the stone evidently was felt by others to justify extensive replacement with large areas of new masonry. The recently finished three year programme of consolidation to the East and North elevations with which we have been involved has been careful to avoid large scale renovation but concentrate on external repointing and replacement only where structural stability was affected or architectural detail had been lost. The Keep’s stone paved roof was also lifted and rebedded on a waterproof layer with sub-surface drainage

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Work in hand to restore lost architectural detail at the East door into the Great Hall

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

The colonette was indented with a new section of shaft

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Nail head decoration was refixed

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Sample of tooling prepared for new ashlar facing

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Great Hall North Window replaced

Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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