Barley church gets £29,000 repair grant

PUBLISHED: 14:43 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 15:59 11 May 2010

A VILLAGE church has been given a £29,000 grant to help with vital repair work. St Margaret of Antioch Church in Barley has been awarded the money by English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery fund. The money will be put towards re-leading of the south ais

A VILLAGE church has been given a £29,000 grant to help with vital repair work.

St Margaret of Antioch Church in Barley has been awarded the money by English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery fund.

The money will be put towards re-leading of the south aisle roof and gutters at the 12th century church, while repairs will also be carried out to the north aisle roof. Some internal plasterwork repair will also be carried out.

HLF chief executive Carol Souter said: "These wonderful buildings play an important role in people's everyday lives, but maintaining them is always a challenge.

"This substantial investment will help fund the vital repairs necessary to secure their long-term futures."

More than £15.5million has been awarded to 150 grade one and two listed places of worship nationwide.

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