Unfortunately the roof timbers have been found to be in much worse condition that was originally thought during the opening up inspection. The medieval oak rafters are so rotten in places that pieces of wood have disappeared, although the wood that remains is as hard as rock. The Victorian restoration 150 years ago used rather light weight pinewood and extensive A frames and tethering are now required to support the the roof. Sadly, the extra cost of strengthening the roof of the whole building is £50,000, but we have had generous emergency top up grants and donations that have reduced the deficit to £22,000. On top of this, the tower roof has just been found to have significant problems still under investigation. CAN YOU HELP PLEASE? click here

Re-slaTED AND LEAK-PROOF!

Re-slaTED AND LEAK-PROOF!

The Good, The Bad and The Awful! Good progress was being made with the roofing work until the tower roof beam was recently investigated in August 2019 and found to be rotten and unsafe. Another big expense on top of everything else. Not a lucky find.

We need your help. CLICK HERE PLEASE!

The weak vitorian supersrtucture has been removed and replaced with a much stronger framework. The medieval beams remain underneath and help to keep the ceiling up

The weak vitorian supersrtucture has been removed and replaced with a much stronger framework. The medieval beams remain underneath and help to keep the ceiling up

looking down on the tower roof with slates removed you can see that the main suppot beam is completely rotten

looking down on the tower roof with slates removed you can see that the main suppot beam is completely rotten

THE BIG BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER.

With a great deal of extra funding needed, members of FOLC agreed to gang together with friends and relative to organise a BIG BREAKFAST at Camelford Hall. Together with some generous donations this has raised about £500 towards the repair of the tower roof. Another £19,500 is still needed!

The super efficiant waitresses reaDY TO TAKE ORDERS

The super efficiant waitresses reaDY TO TAKE ORDERS

the big breakfast at camelford hall - fundraising for the tower roof

the big breakfast at camelford hall - fundraising for the tower roof

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NOW EMERGING FROM ITS CHRYSALIS!

The tip of the tower pokes its head out from the scaffold after a year inside. If you look carefully you will see the excellent repointing work and if you were up there you would find that the pinnacles are no longer about to fall down and the roof is repaired and watertight.

The ‘Great Restoration’ is coming to an end - even though we are still short of some much needed funds.

We will have to continue fund raising for a while!

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