Saturday, December 10, 2011

Worcester: Historic walls protected for future generations

Hundreds of years ago they helped to protect the city from invaders. But now work is taking place to protect and preserve Worcester's medieval city walls for the benefit of future generations.

Specialist stonemasons have been commissioned to clean up the surviving parts of the walls, which are made of medieval sandstone, as part of a joint project between the city council, English Heritage and the National Trust.

Worcester City Walls - photo by Philip Halling

The stonework is crumbling in places and needs repairing and repointing along with the clearing of vegetation and litter.

The work is part of the council's wider Conservation Management Plan to look after the city's medieval defences, which surrounded the whole city 500 years ago.

Click here to read this article from the Worcester Standard