Watching Brief (Archaeological Observation) Herefordshire

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

In Brief

Client: The National Trust Sector: Built Heritage Services:

Watching Brief/Archaeological Observation

Location: Croft Castle Herefordshire

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


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