Damaged Pinnacle

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral is the principal church of the Diocese of Ely, Cambridgeshire and has been an important centre of Christian worship since the 7th century. Worship at Ely has faced two interruptions over history, the first being 1539-1541 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and then later between 1649-1660 when all cathedrals were abolished by the Commonwealth.

Brief Description of Works: 

Many members of the Messenger team have experience working on Ely Cathedral and we feel privileged to have a continuing relationship. A stone pinnacle recently became detached and a section broke away causing some damage as it fell. Messenger was called, an area was cordoned off, and a scaffold was constructed to the north east corner of the building. The pinnacle was re carved to an exact match, and to make maximum use of the extensive scaffold, further stone conservation and pointing works were carried out.

Contract Details: 

Value: £25k
Client: The Dean and Chapter of Ely Cathedral
Duration: 8 weeks
Completion: November 2016