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PHASE 2 IS NEARING COMPLETION!

Cupola ScaffoldingThe Norman & Underwood Conservation team have been working hard on high in the most difficult weather conditions throughout the Winter months.

Latest news:

The cupola has been fully restored

New lead gulleys have been laid around the parapet

The cupola dome has been recovered with lead

The clock mechanism has been overhauled

The clockface and hands have been re-gilded

A new octagonal oak post has been fitted into place for the return of the weathervane

Once the weathervane is in place, the top level of scaffolding will be removed. Keep watching the space!

There are a number of photos on our Facebook page, and more will be added soon. If you are a Facebook user, you can click on the link above to see them. PLEASE like our Facebook page!

It is time to reveal the names painted on the timbers underneath the lead of the cupola dome. The Cup Comm team in vain hoped that they might prove to be the names of the workmen who designed/built the original cupola. Not so, and they should have noted (under the West Gallery and above the doors to the lobby) in 1864/5 'Interior restored. Chancel decorated, the lead on the roof recast and relaid, the Cupola repaired'

Those repairs were evidently not to last, as the names found in 2016 proved to be from 1898:

Rev. Charles Henry Fynes-Clinton - Rector from 1877-1913 - oversaw a huge amount of work on the church during his ministry including the installation of gas lighting and the creation of the chancel in 1895/96.

UPDATED June 21st 2016



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The Cupola Committee meets monthly, with new members always welcome! Fund-raising events are planned, exhibitions and heritage activities organised. Please keep coming back to the website for information, 'CONTACT US' at the top of this page to register your interest, or use our Facebook page link top right.

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