Established in 1987 by the then Secretary Robert Higham, the Castle Studies Group includes members both professional and amateur from a wide and varied range of historical and archaeological backgrounds, both in the British Isles and overseas. Its aims are:
To promote the study of castles in all their forms and by all possible means: documentary studies, architectural history, fieldwork and excavation.
To promote the study of castles as resources for a more widely based appreciation of medieval society, emphasising their social and political history, their defensive and domestic evolution, their role in settlement development and their value as a source for the reconstruction of landscapes and economic environments. .