Scaffolding finally removed
The keen-eyed among you will have noticed that the scaffolding which had ‘adorned’ the church tower throughout the spring and summer has, finally, now been removed.
Now the church has a beautifully restored tower, thanks to generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The entire tower has been repointed, damaged and eroded stonework has been replaced and the north west buttress has been rebuilt. New water drainage has been installed and numerous vegetation that clung to the crumbling mortar has all been removed.
While the tower masonry work was undertaken, the church clock has also been refurbished, including a sand-blasting, new paint and new gilding of the numerals and hands. Rumour has it, when the sun shines, you will be able to tell the time in Mansfield! Inside, the clock now just awaits electrification, before it once more returns to serving the town.