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Stow Minster hit by storms

27 January 2014

Battered by storms, historic Stow Minster is damaged

One of Lincolnshire's most historic churches was battered and badly damaged by storms at the weekend.

Stow Minster - listed in the top 100 historic buildings at risk - was hit by winds and rain, at the weekend, that were ferocious enough destroy a round window and ripple the lead roof.

Over recent years the church and community have worked hard to fund raise - they have applied for, and been awarded, substantial grants for essential repair works, to bring the church back into a good state of repair, and make it a central part of the community. Recently-repaired roofs survived the weather without damage.

The church was temporarily closed while emergency repairs were carried out.