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Crumbling stonework removed at St Mary’s

Stonemasons have removed a crumbling pinnacle from St Mary’s in Beverley as part of ongoing restoration work at the 12th century church. It’s hoped the badly-eroded pinnacle can now be auctioned off to raise additional funds and an exact replica made to replace it.

In June it was announced the church had been awarded £82,100 of Lottery funding to aid repair work but the overall cost of urgently-needed repairs is put at £5.5 million. St Mary’s has said the replacement pinnacle will incorporate a gargoyle of a beaver, linking to the origins of Beverley’s name.