ME­DIEVAL TOWER SE­CURED

Hertfordshire Life - - COUNTY LIFE -

Views across St Al­bans from one of its most im­por­tant build­ings can be en­joyed for gen­er­a­tions to come af­ter its de­cay­ing walls were re­paired.

A sur­vey of the 15th cen­tury Clock Tower with its gi­ant bell – the only me­dieval town bel­fry left in Eng­land and a ma­jor tourist at­trac­tion in the city – dis­cov­ered the mor­tar hold­ing its stone walls to­gether was badly weath­ered. Con­trac­tors for St Al­bans City and Dis­trict Coun­cil, which owns the build­ing, have re­pointed the walls, so lo­cals and tourists alike can con­tinue to climb the nar­row 93 steps and en­joy the won­der­ful panorama.

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