Church fence to be removed

A FENCE on the north side of St Nicholas' Church in Great Yarmouth is to be dismantled after loose masonry was removed from the north-west pinnacle. The fence was erected several years ago to protect people from falling masonry but the pinnacles have now been declared safe after a donation in memory of a parishioner allowed the north-west pinnacle has been repaired.

A FENCE on the north side of St Nicholas' Church in Great Yarmouth is to be dismantled after loose masonry was removed from the north-west pinnacle.

The fence was erected several years ago to protect people from falling masonry but the pinnacles have now been declared safe after a donation in memory of a parishioner allowed the north-west pinnacle has been repaired. A few years ago the north transept was repaired with a grant from Palmers department store.

The work was carried out by a structural engineer, the church's architect and a cherry-picker.

However, more work is needed on the four pinnacles on the church tower which requires urgent repair, a job which will be expensive due to the need of scaffolding to access the tower.


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Anyone wishing to donate to the repair can visit the St Nicholas' Church Preservation website at http://www.sncpt.co.uk or Nick Pownall at aqua@pownalljn.fsnet.co.uk.

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