No bell ringing as storm weakened stonework falls off Truro Cathedral

This is The West Country: No bell ringing as storm weakened stonework falls off Truro Cathedral No bell ringing as storm weakened stonework falls off Truro Cathedral

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.

 

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