Major refurbishment for historic Wilburton church

PUBLISHED: 12:06 28 September 2012

St Peter's Church, Wilburton, has completed their restoration work. Church members (l-r) Rosemary Hughes, Phil Warren and Sue Warren

St Peter's Church, Wilburton, has completed their restoration work. Church members (l-r) Rosemary Hughes, Phil Warren and Sue Warren

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THE landmark 15th Century spire of St Peter's Church in Wilburton has emerged from its shroud of scaffolding after undergoing major refurbishment.

The Grade-I listed building dates back to the 13th Century, with the spire having been added 200 years later. The restoration involved specialist teams to undertake the extensive re-leading together with masonry repairs to the parapets and re-gilding of the weathercock.

The contractors, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, formally unveiled the refurbished spire on Wednesday whilst members of the congregation were busy with their annual work-day in the church, cleaning and tidying inside and out.

The total cost of the repair was £150,000. This was primarily funded by a grant from English Heritage of £104,000. The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Wolfson Trust and the Veneziana Fund also provided generous contributions.

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