Summary = Soft capping conservation works to protect late Norman castle walls
Location = Saffron Walden, Essex
Challenge = Protect the walls from thermal and moisture fluctuations.
Solution = Bakers of Danbury carried out conservation work to the impressive high flint walls of this late Norman castle which is listed as an Ancient Monument. Works involved the installation of a soft capping to protect the tops of the walls from deterioration.
We believe the soft capping installed at Walden Castle is the first of its kind in East Anglia. It comprises of low maintenance grass and other plants which were carefully pre-selected to protect the walls from thermal and moisture fluctuations.