RUFUS CASTLE, PORTLAND

This project involved the investigation of thethe condition of the castle on the Island of Portland in dorset and the implementation of the first stage of recomended repairs partly funded by and English Heritage grant. The castle is a Scheduled Acient monument.

The stage 1 investations established that the castle is of 15th century origin and that extensive repairs were needed, intially to the north walls. The investigations involved core drilling using roped access and the removal of ivy which shrouded the north wall and the cliff below.

 

Russ produced a specification for the work and after competative tenders were obtained work was carried out by Carrek Ltd between May and October 2010 for a cost of £150,000.