Recent bitter winters have taken a heavy toll on the fabric of the Bell Tower and caused significant damage. Extensive work is now required on all aspects of the Bell Tower; from the topmost weathervanes and pinnacles, to the parapet, to dripstones, ornaments and beautiful tracery panels. Below you will see a set of detailed images showing the damage at all levels of our iconic Bell Tower:
- Interim maintenance (August 2012)
- Damage – plinth level
- Damage – middle levels
- Damage – parapets & pinnacles
- Elevations (with terminology)
We are very grateful to Peter Rhodes, of Ward & Dale Smith, for allowing us to use so many of the images produced as part of his detailed inspection of the Bell Tower in September 2012.