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Rochester Castle wall collapses after heavy rainfall

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Simon Curtis, from Medway Council, describes the damage

A section of the outer wall of Rochester Castle has collapsed after heavy rainfall.

Staff discovered the crumbled bailey wall, which surrounds the Kent castle's medieval walls, when they arrived for work on Monday.

No-one was injured and the area has been taped off.

Simon Curtis, of Medway Council, said scaffolding would be erected to protect the collapsed section, pending an assessment by English Heritage.

"This is not affecting the castle, which remains open to visitors," he said.



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