Bainton St. Mary Church Spire

Residents and passers-by in Bainton might have noticed the scaffolding and ladders clinging to the top of St. Mary’s Church spire.  These have been put there by steeplejacks who are taking down and rebuilding the spire and restoring the historic weathervane.  The damage to the spire was caused by the weathervane becoming rusty and ceasing to rotate in the wind.  In fact in a high wind it would rock to and fro acting as a lever on top of the spire dislodging stone carvings and other masonry causing damage to chancel roof. 

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