St Albans Clock Tower rescued from decay
- Credit: Archant
St Albans Clock Tower has undergone repair work to remedy decay in the mortar.
A survey had revealed the mortar binding the building’s stone walls together was badly weathered and had begun to decay.
The building is owned by St Albans district council and cabinet member Julian Daly said: “The Clock Tower is one the oldest and most important of all the buildings in St Albans and is a symbol of the city.
“It is a major attraction with thousands visiting it every year. It is no coincidence that it features in most publicity photographs and films about St Albans.
“I am very pleased a problem with its structure was quickly identified and repaired.
You may also want to watch:
“It’s good that the work has been completed in time for Christmas as this year the Clock Tower is being illuminated as part of the city’s festive lights show.”
The walls of the 15th century tower have been repointed.
- 1 St Albans named among UK's coldest cities
- 2 Needle spiking incident alleged at St Albans nightclub
- 3 11 questions to decide how St Albans you are!
- 4 White Horse landlords ride off into sunset after 10 years
- 5 The latest court results for the St Albans area
- 6 City centre road closures decision 'not a district issue'
- 7 From supplying secret agents to headmaster's secretary, Patricia celebrates centenary
- 8 City centre pub opens new roof garden
- 9 Our local wildlife needs your voice!
- 10 Apply for free tickets to be in the audience of The Masked Singer UK in Hertfordshire