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Oakham Castle

Past Work

Client:- Rutland County Council & PLB Projects Ltd

Project:- 3 x aerial reconstructions showing key phases of Oakham castle

Oakham Castle is recognised as one of the best examples of domestic Norman architecture in England.

Due to its small size, Oakham Castle does not represent the traditional image of a castle. However, what is now called Oakham Castle was originally the Great Hall of a much larger fortified manor house. This had many of the traditional features of a castle such as a curtain wall, a gatehouse and a drawbridge with iron chains. There is also historical and archaeological evidence to suggest that Oakham Castle possessed towers at strategic points along the walls as well as a moat.