Thursday, October 20, 2005

Medieval jerry builders

Worrying news from here in Market Harborough, according to the Leicester Mercury:

Stonemasons renovating the tower of a parish church have discovered cowboy builders existed 800 years ago.

The shoddy workmanship was uncovered when the team started to repair 10ft cracks at St Dionysius, Market Harborough.

Instead of finding a solid wall inside to support the tower, there was rubble and clay.

Today, the architect supervising the repairs labelled the medieval stonemasons "jerry-builders".

Enjoy one of the finest spires in England while you can.

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