No bell ringing as storm weakened stonework falls off Truro Cathedral (From This is The West Country)
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No bell ringing as storm weakened stonework falls off Truro Cathedral
11:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014 in Cornwall
Part of Truro Cathedral's grounds have been cordoned off after a lumps of stonework fell and hit the pavement below.
A cathedral spokesman has confirmed that bell ringing has been suspended, for a few weeks, until repairs are made, over concerns about vibrations.
Ellen Mckessock, director of operations, told the BBC that the cathedral was damaged in the recent storms with a section cordoned off as a precaution.
She said: "The storm managed to dislodge one of the mullions - a stone column in the centre of an arch - at the front of the cathedral and it fell on to the corner of the shop and pavement.
"There's no question of us closing the cathedral because it's a very small area that has been affected."
The damage will examined within the next two weeks with hopes insurance would cover the cost of most of the repairs.