Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Medieval Norfolk church wins heritage award

A rescued Norfolk church is among the winners of this year's English Heritage Angel Awards.St Mary's, West Somerton, has a thatched roof and medieval round tower, as well as wall paintings from the 14th century.

Pauline Burkitt and Simon Pleasley oversaw a major restoration project to replace the thatched roof, restore the plastering and install new drains to keep the magnificent wall paintings dry.

Mr Pleasley said: "Because we are church wardens we are responsible for the fabric of the church. People don't realise that. They think 'oh it's the church that does it'. It isn't. The church hasn't got the money. It has to be individuals who are prepared to stick their necks out and raise enough money to stop these places from falling down."

Click here to read this article from Christian Today

Click here to read more about the winners of the English Heritage Angel Awards from English Heritage