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Repairs to cathedral tower stone
Gloucester Cathedral
The repairs cost more than 175,000
Repair work on parts of Gloucester Cathedral is due to come to an end with a special ceremony.

Specialist stonemasons have been repairing the eastern turret of the South Transept, damaged by lightning more than 12 months ago.

On Monday, a topping out service will take place to mark the end of the conservation work, with a new cross put on the repaired tower.

Scaffolding should come down from the turret from 11 April onwards.

The Dean of Gloucester, the Very Reverend Nicholas Bury, said: "The ceremony marks the completion of another important project in the continuing restoration of the cathedral's stonework."

The project cost more than 175,000, with funding from English Heritage.

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