Minor repairs to the castle and bakehouse had been carried out by the Department of the Environment in the 1980’s. However the building was in much need of greater repair and had been placed on the “buildings at risk” register by English Heritage.
In 2012,a major conservation project on the ruins of the castle began. The project was funded by English Heritage (now historic England) and Natural England under the higher level stewardship scheme. Contributions were also received from the owners, the Country Houses Foundation and a survey of the surrounding grounds was funded by the Castle Studies Trust.
The project involved the removal of vegetation from the castle which had become overgrown, and a great deal of consolidation work on the structure of the castle itself. Finally the moated area on which the castle stood was cleared of a great many trees and shrubs allowing the remains of the castle to be seen in the context of the moat. The project was completed in March 2016.