SM8821 : Renovation work at Roch Castle

taken 7 years ago, near to Roch, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Renovation work at Roch Castle
Renovation work at Roch Castle
The castle was sold in 2008, the stonework has been cleaned and it is currently being renovated.

[2018 update: it is now a luxury hotel. The castle dates from the 12th-13th centuries, but was ruined in the Civil War. From the hotel website LinkExternal link "After falling into ruin in the Civil War] the castle was purchased by Sir John Wynford Philips in 1899, who was later to become Viscount St. Davids. He instigated large-scale restoration works in the first two decades
of the 20th century, including the addition of new floor levels within the main tower, which differed from the original levels, new stairs and the addition of a number of internal divisions to create new rooms. Between 1904 and 1910 a two storey extension was added to the north of the castle, which was raised to 3 storeys by 1920. Access from the original tower to the extension utilised the large fissure in the north wall of the castle... A new entrance into the basement of the castle was added on the eastern side, again utilising an area of damage to the castle wall.

Roch Castle was purchased by the Griffiths-Roch foundation in 2009, and a new phase of restoration carried out. The repairs and alterations undertaken at the castle have been designed to ensure that the surviving medieval fabric is protected and consolidated. New additions to the structure have been designed with reversibility in mind, so that if necessary the new components could be removed with minimum disruption to earlier
fabric. The external repair of the medieval fabric has used matching Pennant sandstones and extensive use of hydraulic lime mortars. Internally, the masonry walls have been plastered with hemp lime plaster."]
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 29 August, 2011
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Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 8806 2121 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.9487N 5:4.7137W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 8808 2119
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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