Church gets £98k

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A CHURCH in West Suffolk has been awarded a £98,000 grant by English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund to allow urgent repair work to be carried out.

St Bartholomew’s, in Ingham, is a grade II listed church which is used as a place of worship as well as a community centre.

It was restored in 1861 but has earlier features, including 12th century font and 14th century doorways.

It’s tower, which dates from the middle of the 14th century, is in need of essential repairs, with numerous cracks and open joints that need attention and eroded walls that need repointing because of flints that are falling out.

The corrugated iron sheets on the tower roof are corroded and will also be replaced to avoid further leaks.