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Parish church on world risk list
St Mary's Stow
Parts of the church date back to the 10th Century
A Lincolnshire church has been included on a list of the world's 100 most endangered sites.

The Minster Church of St Mary's in Stow is alongside the west bank of the Nile, and the nation of Iraq, on the list by The World Monuments Fund.

St Mary's is one of the largest surviving Saxon chuches in Britain but is in need of 1.5m of repairs.

The building, which dates back to the 10th Century, is on the list to highlight the plight of churches.

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The rector, the Reverend Canon Alex Whitehead, said: "St Mary's is representative of the problems facing a great many Grade I listed buildings in small villages.

"The nation is inclined to take these things for granted and we need to make the case for saving this part of English heitage."

The World Monuments Fund is the largest international private charity concerned with the conservation and restoration of historic buildings and sites around the world.

They produce the list of 100 sites every two years.


SEE ALSO:
Minster in 6m restoration bid
27 Apr 05 |  South Yorkshire
Repair cash for historic churches
01 Mar 05 |  Lincolnshire
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