Thetford Castle Park is a busy public park in the centre of Thetford. This historically important site is also a nationally significant Scheduled Monument. It contains substantial Iron Age earthworks and a motte and bailey castle constructed following the Norman conquest of 1066. It is the second biggest manmade
earthwork in the country behind the Avebury mound in Wiltshire.
TTSR were contracted by Thetford Town Council to fulfil the grounds maintenance contract for a period of five years; to preserve this site and to make it both tidy and safe for those who visit it.
Works included grass cutting of the ramparts and the mound, constraint of the ivy perimeter, cutting and maintenance of the access pathways, grass cutting of the bluebell wood once the flowers had finished, litter picking and waste removal.
The site itself was carefully handled in order to preserve all areas of archaeological interest. Works took place in a way that allowed for the protection of seasonal flora and fauna, and took into account the footfall of the general public and the safety of our employees working on steep banks. TTSR is proud to have been part of the maintenance and display of such an iconic landmark.