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Portsmouth Cathedral grant for roof repair

Portsmouth Cathedral
Image caption The cathedral roof dates from the 12th Century

Repair work on Portsmouth Cathedral's medieval roof is set to begin following a lottery grant.

The roof of the 12th Century Anglican cathedral is in need of conservation as salt-laden rain and wind has caused it to deteriorate.

A £90,900 Heritage Lottery Fund grant will be used to prevent further water damage and protect the roof.

Conservation work is due to start in September and should be complete by the end of 2012.

The cathedral also plans to use the funding to offer guided tours and seminars.

The Dean of Portsmouth, The Very Reverend David Brindley said: "We are confident that the project will not only conserve this important part of the cathedral's medieval fabric, but will also provide a wide variety of opportunities for the cathedral community."

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