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Croft Castle Herefordshire

On behalf of our longstanding client The National Trust, we monitored groundworks for a biomass boiler and heating system at Croft Castle, Yarpole.  

Engineering works were monitored in 5 areas of the castle grounds and a rapid record made of several archaeological features.


18th/19th century culverts and the heating duct for an early 20th century greenhouse were revealed.

Associated paths and driveways were dated and recorded.

Project Details


The National Trust


Built Heritage


Watching Brief (Archaeological Observation)

Key Points

  • Watching Brief to monitor engineering groundworks on behalf of The National Trust
  • Observation of 5 areas within the castle grounds
  • Post-medieval culverts and ducting revealed; former paths and driveways dated and recorded

Project Leader

Katherine Crooks BA

Site Manager