Norfolk

Ancient clock tower in Norwich to be restored

Norwich Guildhall
Image caption The Guildhall stands in front of its 20th century replacement, Norwich City Hall

An agreement has been reached on the £130,000 restoration of a medieval clock tower in Norfolk.

English Heritage experts and Norwich City Council's conservation team have decided to partially dismantle Norwich Guildhall's clock tower and rebuild it.

The 15th century flint and stone building was the seat of city government until its replacement by City Hall in 1938.

The work will start on 1 July and is expected to finish in November.

All the iron pins used to hold the clock tower in place when it was built need to be removed, as some of them have started to rust causing some sections of the stone work to split.

They will be replaced with stainless steel pins.

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