Hereford & Worcester

Hereford Cathedral nave section closed for emergency repairs

Hereford Cathedral
Image caption The repair work will cost in the region of £4,000, according to the Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust

Part of Hereford Cathedral has been cordoned off to allow emergency repair work to the stonework.

A small section of the nave has been roped off as a number of pieces of masonry have become loose.

The cathedral said the stonework was restored shortly after World War II using concrete and the area is now in need of "urgent restoration".

The Dean, the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, said: "For safety reasons we have cordoned of the affected area."

During this restoration the cathedral will be open as usual and the Advent and Christmas programme will be going ahead as planned, a spokesman said.

The Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust said the work will cost in the region of £4,000, which the cathedral is now trying to raise funds for.

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