Client: English Heritage
Completed:
Category: Ancient Ruins
Contract:
Architect:
What we did...
  • Conservation
  • Repairs & Restoration
  • Stone Cleaning
  • Root Removal

Today, Pevensey stands as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is managed by English Heritage. The boundary walls are readily open to the public, with the Inner Bailey containing a visitor’s centre.

Vegetation overgrowth had taken a stronghold around the ruins and in places deep root systems penetrate the masonry threatening to cause irreversible damage. Our team carefully removed this taking care not to destabilise the surrounding material.

USL carried out a full conservation programme to remove regrowth and roots including, stone cleaning, re-bedding and repointing of stones, and lime mortar repairs.

As with all ancient monuments, inevitably repairs have been completed over the centuries, with some attempts at restoration being rather more zealous than others.

USL carried out an extremely sensitive conservation and removal process, which allowed the ruin to retain its current shape.

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USL carried out an extremely sensitive conservation and removal process, which allowed the ruin to retain its current shape.

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