Canterbury Cathedral Held Together by Duct Tape

According to an article at,

Pillars holding up Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church of Anglicanism, are being held together with duct tape because of a shortage of money to carry out urgent repairs …

… A fifth of the structure’s internal marble pillars are currently held together by duct tape.

In July, masonry around the Great South Window fell out, forcing the authorities to fence off the area around the window and south entrance to protect the public.

There are fears that the fourteenth century window, which is 80ft tall, could collapse unless work is carried out immediately. It is estimated that the repairs for this alone will cost at least £500,000 and could take up to 12 months, delaying other projects.

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5 thoughts on “Canterbury Cathedral Held Together by Duct Tape”

  1. Ben or Robert, either of you ever been inside Canterbury? I’d definitely love to go.

    You’re right, Ben. Prior Philip would find a way! He just needs a good stone mason like Jack that will work today for the wages they paid back then.

  2. I’m going there in November, actually, along with a lot historical sites in Germany and Belgium. Bruges in particular should be fascinating.

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