Conservation and Restoration Works


Client name

Rye Museum

Principle contractor

Paye Stonework and Restoration


Rye, East Sussex

The Ypres Tower in Rye, used for centuries as a prison but now a museum, is the earliest remaining fortification dating from 1249.
Rye’s defences were strengthened with stone walls and 4 gateways in the 14th century after the town was destroyed in 1377. Of these only the Landgate still stands. There are no remains of the original Norman Castle.
Paye were appointed to clean, repair and conserve the external fabric of the tower and to construct a new disabled access ramp and ticket office, ensuring that future generation can continue to enjoy the remains of this picturesque tower.

Business Development contact

David Manktelow

(+44) 20 8857 9111