Abergavenny Castle

Abergavenny castle is a scheduled ancient monument dating back to the 12th century. Located in the centre of a picturesque border town, it is a popular visitor’s attraction.

Jones and Fraser were enlisted with the task of pointing and consolidation of stonework to the south tower. Given a brief of minimal disruption to original material, work was conducted from a mobile aerial platform to avoid damage to the castle walls. Our skilled stonemason set to work setting stone and pinning precarious aspects of the building, whilst other members of the team carefully matched mortars, raked out re-pointed all wall sections in need of repair. The work was completed in late 2010 and can be seen today.

Further works completed in 2011 included repairs and the conservation of stonework to the surviving medieval Chimney and the repointing to all exposed cross sections of wall protecting the exposed cores. Also full de-vegitation, re-pointing and consolidation of the Great hall and Gatehouse was carried out. Again, all works were conducted from mobile aerial platform with the brief of minimal disruption. Jones and Fraser were also enlisted to carry out vital re-pointing and consolidation to the castle boundary wall. This involved mass de-vegetation, large aspects of masonry rebuild, capping and also 450 meters squared of lime pointing.

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