Farnham Castle Keep
Farnham Castle Keep, Farnham
The project involved a wide range of improvements, restoration, new build and fitting out works.
The Keep dates originally from the 12th century. The Keep today is a shell keep, but originally comprised a central defensive tower, which was partially dismantled in the late 12th century. Prior to work starting the Keep was relatively unknown, and seldom visited.
The project was funded largely by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Extensive discussions took place with English Heritage to agree the scope of works and detailed design.
The objectives were to remove unsympathetic works undertaken in the 1960’s, restore the medieval stonework, improve visibility and accessibility to historically significant features, weather-protect the historic features with an architecturally appropriate building, and create a new disabled-accessible interpretive exhibition space.
The project was nominated for the Museum Heritage Award and is currently short-listed for the Waverley Conservation and Design Awards.