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Major conservation work planned at Coity Castle

Bridgend County Borough Council’s leader has welcomed the major conservation work being undertaken at Coity Castle this spring.

The castle, which is maintained by Cadw, is undergoing a three-year programme of restoration works using traditional building materials and techniques.

The project will include repointing, structural pinning and the minor rebuilding of sections of masonry.

During the process detailed records will be taken before, during and after the works to help Cadw get the best possible understanding of the history of the castle and how it evolved over time.

Coity Castle has stood for over 900 years, and this project will provide vital conservation work to help, we hope, it stand for many more hundreds of years. It has a fascinating history and is a jewel in the crown of Welsh history.

It was one of the 12 knights of Glamorgan that helped build the castle and it was besieged by Owain Glyndŵr in the early 1400s so it’s stood the test of time. We are really excited with this investment taking place, ensuring its future for generations to come.

Council leader Huw David

Work starts this month (February) on the conservation project.

It is part of a £4.25m investment from Welsh Government in the conservation and development of sites in Cadw’s care during 2020/21.

The castle grounds will remain open to the public throughout the works, however the main structure of the castle will not be accessible from March 2020 for the duration of the year.

Details of restrictions are available on the Cadw website. 

A number of engagement events will take place, aimed at ensuring the wider village is fully involved in the conservation of the castle.

John Weaver Contractors Ltd based in Swansea have been awarded the contract for the works.

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