Lye chapels awarded funding for repair plans
More than £42,000 in lottery money has been awarded towards plans to repair a Grade II listed chapels building.
The 19th Century site in Cemetery Road, Lye, West Midlands, includes identical Anglican and non-conformist chapels.
West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust said it hoped to carry out work in 2014 with the aim of the chapels being used commercially and by the community.
The lottery money was awarded to help the charity progress plans to apply for a full grant of just under £850,000.
More detailed proposals for the future uses of the redundant Lye & Wollescote Chapels building would now be developed, the trust said.
It added, following this initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, it hoped to carry out building work next year, provided that the full grant was awarded in due course.