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Tickhill Castle Revisited: An Assessment of The Repair Strategy

Hippisley-Cox, Charles (2010) Tickhill Castle Revisited: An Assessment of The Repair Strategy. Context, the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (117). pp. 21-22. ISSN 0958-2746

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The early 1980s were troublesome times in South Yorkshire. Nestled between coalmining villages Tickhill seemed an idyllic backwater complete with duck pond and overgrown medieval castle. The miner’s strike formed a curious context for a programme of repairs with pitched battles with the police at nearby Maltby and views from the castle motte towards the Nottinghamshire pits ignoring the call for strike action.
Earlier repairs to the castle had used cement-based mortars and the tops of the walls were capped with a very hard mortar containing round quartzite pebbles. The old capping was replaced by cambered stonework set in mortar to ensure water was kept away from the core of the walls.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Charles Hippisley-Cox
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 11:23
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2011 16:50


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