Search

Metal railings around ruined church to be taken down after councillor steps in

PUBLISHED: 17:30 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:30 12 December 2017

St Margaret's Church in Hopton is now a 'safe ruin' and the fencing is coming down. 

Picture: James Bass

St Margaret's Church in Hopton is now a 'safe ruin' and the fencing is coming down. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk © 2014

Metal railings surrounding a ruined church are finally coming down on Monday.

Months after the two year project to stabilise and preserve Hopton’s ruined church has finished the fencing is being dismantled.

The work is being carried out for free by borough councillor Carl Annison, whose council ward includes the Grade II* listed structure.

Parish council clerk Julie McNair said the lottery funded project had been completed earlier in the year but the metal fencing and posts gave the impression there was still more to do.

She said a lot of people had asked about it, and were pleased it was being done at no cost to the council.

Mr Annison said he was present at a parish council meeting when they were talking about getting quotes for the work - something he realised he could do for free.

He estimated it would take two days at the most. Other councillors and volunteers were also helping and Clems Skips will manage the waste.

Other News

Yesterday, 15:45

More than £3,000 has been raised for the four-year-old daughter of a lifeboat hero as she undergoes treatment for cancer.

Yesterday, 14:17

A 74-year-old man has described the moment he rushed back to his home to find it had been devastated by a fire.

Yesterday, 13:00

Music, history and community will be celebrated across countywide churches this summer.

Yesterday, 13:02

Police have found a missing woman from Lowestoft.

Most Read

Yesterday, 14:17

A 74-year-old man has described the moment he rushed back to his home to find it had been devastated by a fire.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:02

Police have found a missing woman from Lowestoft.

Read more
Friday, July 13, 2018

Fears that another Great Yarmouth Air Show will not happen in the summer again appear to have been allayed by a government advisory body.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Friday, July 13, 2018

There was a sad end of an era at a hospital this afternoon when a charity closed its shop and ward trolley services after more than 30 years.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital
Friday, July 13, 2018

Caravans on a site in Sea Palling in north Norfolk can now be used all the year round for holiday purposes.

Read more
North Norfolk District

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 26°C

min temp: 15°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy