Historic Norfolk churches given £750k boost
Fifteen historic Norfolk churches have benefited to the tune of £750,000 to help repair leaky roofs thanks to the latest Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund awards.
The second round of historic UK places of worship to benefit from £23m of funding were announced on July 6. Over 400 places of worship across all four corners of the UK will now be made weather-tight, safe and open for use.
A total of 401 places of worship received between £10,000 to £100,000 to meet the costs of urgent repairs to roofs and rainwater disposal systems. Money is also provided for structural investigations; specialist reports and bat surveys.
Norfolk churches which have benefited are: St Bartholomew's Church, Brisley, £55,700; St. Andrews Church, Field Dalling, £76,400; St Gregory's Church, Pottergate, Norwich, £53,400; St. Mary's Church, Feltwell, £35,100; St Peter, Ridlington, North Walsham, £75,600; St Mary the Virgin Church, Sporle, £20,200; St Andrews Church, Colton, £55,400; St Peter & St Paul Mautby, Great Yarmouth, £24,100; St Andrew's Church, Walpole St Andrew, £100,000; St Botolph Church, Morley, £99,000; Methodist Church, Swaffham, £54,200; United Reformed Church, Denton, £29,500; All Saints Church, Filby, £40,000; Great Yarmouth Minster, £34,800; St Mary Church, Mulbarton, £25,700.
The Fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).
Pictured above is St Mary’s in Mulbarton. Picture courtesy of Simon Knott at www.norfolkchurches.co.uk