The first phase of the emergency renovation of an historic 13th century church has begun after donors gave more than £250,000.
Conservationists at St Mary’s Church, in Lydiard Park, have begun the vital high-level and emergency repair works necessary to make the building wind and watertight.
Since launching the appeal last May, the church has successfully raised the money needed to carry out the work, through a combination of local fundraising by the congregation and the wider public, along with grants from a number of bodies including English Heritage and Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust.
Work to begin the cleaning and conservation of the unique wall paintings in the church is now nearing completion.
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