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Tree thinning work to take place at Shrewsbury Castle

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Tree management works are set to be undertaken at Shrewsbury Castle.

The works will involve pruning and thinning of existing overgrown areas and limited selective felling. This will ensure the remaining trees and other planting is maintained in a safe and healthy condition, whilst sensitively opening up views to and from the Castle.

Shrewsbury Castle is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.  As such, Shropshire Council’s historic environment and arboriculture teams have received consent from Historic England for the work to go ahead.

The works are due to start on Friday 28 February and will take up to two weeks to complete.

The work will be carried out by experts Watch Oak Tree Centre.

The Castle will remain open for the duration of the works. The grounds, which are free to enter, will be available for visitors to walk around and explore. The Soldiers of Shropshire Museum will also be open in the castle itself.

About Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and is one of the oldest SAMs in the country. It is also a Grade 1 listed building and was first listed by Historic England in 1953.

The Castle is one of the best-preserved, Conquest-period earthwork castles in England, but is also one of the least well-known.

The first ever excavation of the Castle in 2019 gave us new insight into its near 1,000 year history. To learn more about the excavation, view the Dig Diaries.