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Repair work begins on listed buildings in Lichfield

Lichfield's Clock Tower

Lichfield's Clock Tower

Work has begun to carry out essential repair work to two of Lichfield’s landmark listed buildings.

The Clock Tower and Cruck House are inspected every five years in order that any deterioration or necessary repair works can be identified and addressed.

Following the last architect’s inspection, various matters at both buildings were identified as in need of attention and the City Council set aside a sum to allow these works to be completed during the current financial year.

Work to both buildings is being carried out by specialist contractors Linford Bridgeman of Lichfield and will take approximately one month to complete.

The Clock Tower clock will not show the correct time while the work is carried out.  The clock requires regular winding every five days but as a safety measure and for the duration of the work to the Tower the clock has been temporarily stopped.

Cruck House

Cruck House

Cruck House is a 16th century cottage in Stowe Street which is well used as a public meeting room.  Although owned by the City Council the building is managed and operated by Curborough Community Association – details of Cruck House booking arrangements and charges can be obtained from Curborough Community Centre on 01543 302321.

The repair works include:

Clock Tower:

  • Repairs to roof, lightning conductor, rainwater pipes
  • Fitting steel handrails to the internal access ladders on all floors
  • Testing/cleaning drains and rainwater goods
  • Pointing of steps

Cruck House:

  • Repairs to roof, and rainwater goods
  • Repairs to external rendered panels and joints and external redecoration
  • Sanding and resealing main hall Granwood floor
  • Kitchen improvements
  • Cleaning of external paved areas and relaying paved path to front door to remove step

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