Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Medieval House sold to keep Rochester Cathedral free to visitors

A medieval house in the grounds of Rochester Cathedral in Kent is being sold to keep entry to the church free for visitors.

The annual cost to run the cathedral, which attracts 126,000 visitors per year, is £850,000.

The house is part of the Old Bishops Palace and has been home to many of the cathedral's greatest figures, including Bishop John Fisher who was beheaded in 1535 for defying King Henry VIII.

Click here to see the video report from the BBC