Surveying Bamburgh Castle’s Elmund’s Tower
Sum awarded: £9,310
Standing on a rocky outcrop on the coast of Northumberland, Bamburgh’s history stretches back to the early medieval period when it was home to a palace of the Kings of Northumbria. Bamburgh Castle itself was owned by royalty at various points and rebuilt in the 18th century.
Bamburgh is a massive site: its history has been illuminated by excavations, and there is still more to learn.
Dr. Joanne Kirton and Graeme Young of the Bamburgh Research Project plan to carry out a geophysical survey and a masonry survey of the castle’s outworks.
Image 2: © Bamburgh Research Project