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Newark Castle repair work is fully underway following investigation


By Abigail Hunt


ESSENTIAL repairs are being carried out on Newark Castle’s curtain wall, where a crack was spotted by a member of the public.

The area around the crack, which faces the River Trent, was cordoned off and scaffolding erected as Newark and Sherwood District Council, which owns the ancient monument, called in expert contractors to investigate and carry out repairs.

The work is being done by Skillingtons, a building conservation specialist, and is expected to be completed by the weekend.

Crack in the wall of Newark Castle. Pictures by Melissa Roberts of Barnby
Crack in the wall of Newark Castle. Pictures by Melissa Roberts of Barnby

Some damaged stones will be replaced and the cracks filled in with mortar resembling what is already there.

Newark Castle. Pictures by Melissa Roberts of Barnby (13604267)
Newark Castle. Pictures by Melissa Roberts of Barnby (13604267)

The council’s deputy leader, Keith Girling said: “It is vitally important to get these repairs right and the council takes its responsibility of the castle very seriously.

“Newark Castle has stood guarding the River Trent for 900 years and the council will work hard to ensure it stands for 900 more.”



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