‘Deteriorating’ church tower roof is set for a major overhaul

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The roof of a Sheffield church tower which is in a ‘deteriorating’ condition is set for large-scale repairs.

All Saints’ Parish Church, Ecclesall, has asked Sheffield Diocese for permission to carry out the project.

The church tower was raised to its present height during modernisations in 1864 – and much of the roof has not been altered since.

A spokesman for the church said: “The structure has been subject to the Ecclesall climate for almost 150 years.”

He said ‘sundry patching has been ongoing for many years – and with increasing frequency’ – to prevent leaks, but major work was now needed to preserve the tower for future generations.

The spokesman said: ‘On completion, the roof of the tower will be good for another century.”