Southwark's two cathedrals are to benefit from almost £50,000 funding for repairs and safety work announced by English Heritage this week.
The south aisle roof
This activity will also provide an opportunity to install new wiring in the roof. The current wiring is exposed to the elements on the outside of the roof, and the new location will significantly improve the lifespan and maintenance of wiring.
Canon James Cronin, Cathedral architect Jonathan Louth and English Heritage team leader Sarah Buckingham pose on the roof of the cathedral
This is the 16th round of grants since English Heritage's Cathedral Grants scheme was launched in 1991 when a survey revealed that the country's 61 cathedrals were facing a huge backlog of major repairs that they could not fund alone.
Southwark's Anglican Cathedral at London Bridge will be receiving £26,000 to enhance fire protection and safety. Seven fire doors will be replaced in the tower to ensure compliance with fire regulations and safety features such as wiring and bolts will be installed at a high level so that maintenance can be carried out safely.
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