Scaling the South Tower

Scaling the South Tower

Two steeplejacks are inspecting the masonry at the highest point of Exeter Cathedral. The steeplejacks climbed the 55 metre high South Tower on Exeter Cathedral to inspect the stonework, removing any that is loose. The steeplejacks will also note any more major work that needs to be done by the Cathedral.

Clerk of works Chris Sampson said: “We are inspecting all the areas of the Cathedral that are difficult to reach, and need trained steeplejacks to do it. We are working our way around the entire building as part of our regular maintenance of this beautiful building.”

The towers on the Cathedral date back 900 years and are the oldest part of Exeter’s most iconic building. The steeplejacks are employed by Western Steeplejacks.

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