to renovate the chapel at St Mary's Church in Cricklade are
vital to preserve the medieval heritage of the town, says a
The north chapel is believed to have been built sometime in the
15th century, but without the installation of anchors, the
archway between the
aisle and north chapel could collapse.
Parish priest, Father Richard Barton, said: "This arch has
moved out of position and would probably collapse. We hope to
put rods in to hold it in position."
It will enable old temporary supports to be removed, and then
plans to renovate the chapel.
The Friends of St Mary's Church was set up in 1998 to raise
money to maintain the church.
The next meeting of the group will take place at the church on
For more details on how to join call Gerry Dudley on 01793