BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 09:33 GMT
Minster restoration work finished
Southwell Minster
Southwell Minster needed urgent repairs to its roof
A major project to restore parts of the historic Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire has finished after years of work.

The Diocese of Southwell has spent 600,000 to replace the roof and restore stonework on the church.

The scaffolding surrounding the building is being dismantled on Wednesday in time for Easter.

Dean of Southwell John Guille said high winds caused some delays, but the work was completed on time.

The Norman-era church, which dates back almost 900 years, has also had its clock re-gilded and flagpole and weathervane restored.

The project was supported by church funds and English Heritage and more than 200,000 was raised from private donors.



SEE ALSO
Minster awarded cash for repairs
15 Feb 07 |  Nottinghamshire
Cash boost for cathedral repairs
15 Feb 07 |  England
Team maps minster stone by stone
30 Jan 06 |  Nottinghamshire
Church considers diocese changes
04 Apr 04 |  Nottinghamshire

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific