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Weoley Castle



Weoley Castle is a fortified, medieval manor-house situated four miles to the southwest of Birmingham city centre in the parish of Northfield within the historic county of Worcestershire (National grid reference SP 02158275).


In 2009-2010 it underwent a £1.14 million facelift funded by Birmingham City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage.  As part of this work we were commissioned to re-assess the surviving records and finds from the excavations that had taken place there before the Second World War directed by Mr B.M. Bark, and from Adrian Oswald's excavations between 1955 and 1962.


This work was completed in August 2011.  A summary report of the assessment is available here.  The full assessment has been published via the Archaeological Data Service and can be read here.


Details of the facelift project can be found here.

An aerial view of the castle looking north after post-war consolidation

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