The Environment and Heritage Service Survey in Castle Street in December 2000 concluded that of six ‘blocks’ examined, only one (what they refer to as Block 4) was of ‘interest’. This is what they said of it …
‘This is the original 16th century castle and is three storeys high. It is aligned north-south. Except for its top floor, it is enveloped on all sides by later buildings.
Hipped natural slate roof with skylights to rear pitch. Metal rainwater goods. All exposed walls are cement rendered. An unrendered section which is now enveloped by Block 2 is of random rubble construction and all the walls are undoubtedly constructed similarly. This block is now devoid of external openings except at north end of fa