Shropshire

St Laurence Church stonework auctioned to raise restoration funds

St Laurence Church, Ludlow Image copyright St Laurence church
Image caption The pinnacles were removed during restoration work on the Parish Church of St Laurence in Ludlow

A Shropshire church has raised £5,000 by auctioning stonework to generate money for further restoration work.

St Laurence church, Ludlow, sold 45 sandstone pinnacles that have been replaced on the 550-year-old building.

Project manager Shaun Ward said it is a chance to own "a little bit of Ludlow's history".

"Rather than putting it in landfill it's better that they to a good home as they make a beautiful feature for someone's garden," he said.

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