Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Coventry cathedral ruins in danger of collapse

Parts of Coventry's cathedral ruins are in danger of collapse, the site's director has said.

An urgent fundraising campaign has been started to raise money to repair the weather-damaged wall adjoining Bayley Lane, currently held up by scaffolding. The estimated cost of repair to the structurally-unsafe 14th Century building is £250,000.

Cathedral executive director, Jane Woodward, said a crack had "suddenly appeared" through part of the stone. She added: "You could see daylight through the crack, so we took immediate steps to put scaffolding up and the road had to be closed. We carry out an ongoing survey of the cathedral but this damage has taken us by surprise and it's very upsetting."

Click here to read this article from the BBC