Turfing the Walls at Hailes Abbey

English Heritage has just completed a £50,000 project at Hailes Abbey in Gloucestershire to ‘turf the walltops’. This may seem like a rather strange way to use scarce resources but research over the past decade has shown conclusively that ‘soft capping’ as this process is called is a good way to protect exposed historic masonry. It is important to remember that all of the old castles, abbeys and other historic buildings we now see as ruins in the landscape wereRead more