People often look up at the scaffolding on the Cathedral and think that the work is simply cleaning the stonework and wonder why is it taking so long to do.
In fact, much stone needs replacement because the weather, particularly on the south side, causes serious erosion and therefore stones fail.
Some stones have lasted 900 years, whereas others may have been replaced more than once in their lifetime. Recently a complete cone on top of the North East tower has been replaced because the whole cone had failed.
The work of conservation doesn’t stop because the wind and the rain and the frost doesn’t stop!
Support our conservation work
Funding is needed to help us to keep the Cathedral and its beautiful surroundings in good condition and at the present time repairs to the South Aisle are a priority. These are expected to cost in the region of £300,000 over the coming 3 years.
If you would like to make a donation towards this work to help us to take care of one of the most magnificent buildings in the country, please contact Margaret Brown in the Development Office.