Digital reconstruction of Ruthin Castle

Sum awarded: £900

Led by Sian Rees, this project will digitally recreate Ruthin Castle as it appeared in the Middle Ages. Chris Jones-Jenkins will create the digital image based on the present fragmentary remains, made possible by recent clearance of vegetation allowing for a closer inspection of the site.

Ruthin Castle was first documented in 1277 when it was held by Dafydd ap Gruffydd. After Dafydd, the castle was owned by the Grey family who controlled the site in 1400. The Grey family came into conflict with Owain Glyndwr who led a rebellion against English rule, launching the rebellion by attacking Ruthin Castle. By the 17th century the castle was in a sate of ruin, and some of its stone re-used in local buildings.