Worcester’s medieval city walls are undergoing substantial renovation work, the largest done in over 40 years. Worcester City Council has contracted Midlands Masonry stonemasons to repair and repoint the red sandstone structure, which is crumbling in places. Nearly 100 metres of the wall along City Walls Road will be repaired, and will be cleared of vegetation and given a general tidy up.
The work is expected to take two to three weeks to complete and will cost approximately £8,000, which is being paid for by a grant from English Heritage.
“Aside from the cathedral and churches, the City Walls are the most extensive remains we have left of the medieval city,” says James Dinn, Archaeological Officer. “They represent the collective ambition and efforts of the people of medieval Worcester to protect their property and livelihoods.”
Source: Worcester City Council