Restoration of the Eastern Roofs
Work on the exciting project to conserve and repair the medieval roofs of the Cathedral has been extended to include the southern roof of the Quire.
The interpretative programme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is complete but there is a display of photographs of the work in the Welcome Area and the Documentary film recording the conservation work and the engagement of the community with the project can be viewed in the Cathedral when a Guide is on duty. For more details please contact the Education Department.
The original work was funded by grants of £90,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £10,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation and £1,000 from the Venziana Trust.
The additional work is being funded by The Chapter.
The Dean of Portsmouth, The Very Reverend David Brindley said: “We are delighted to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident that the project will not only conserve this important part of the Cathedral’s medieval fabric, but will also provide a wide variety of opportunities for the Cathedral community and young people to learn about this unique aspect of their heritage.”
Explaining the importance of the HLF support, the head of the HLF in the South East, Stuart McLeod, said: “This project will enable vital repairs to one of the city’s most important and historic buildings to be undertaken. But not only this, it will provide local people, from primary schoolchildren to adults, with fascinating new opportunities to learn more about the Cathedral and the stories it has to tell.”
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