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Suffolk

The Chapel at Mells

The old chapel at Mells had been roofless for years, perhaps since the Reformation, and continuing erosion by the weather had led to the point where there was the risk of collapse. A neck had developed on the gable, which was at risk of failing (see bottom photo), and a programme of consolidation was urgently needed, which could be undertaken with only modest funds.

A variety of alternative approaches were considered, and local rebuilding was eventually carried out, constructing a new stone arch to provide suitable support.

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