Caythorpe pupils get close up to cockerel weather vane before its return to church roof

Kids from Caythorpe school jumping over the church spire cockerel. 299D
Kids from Caythorpe school jumping over the church spire cockerel. 299D
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Pupils at Caythorpe Primary School got a close view of their village church’s weather vane when it was taken down.

The cockerel weather vane was dismantled from St Vincent’s Church when work was due to take place on the spire to repair earthquake damage and was taken to the school. About two metres from the top the stone work had been shaken so badly that the stone masons could see daylight through the spire.

Once this work is complete, more work will be needed for repairs on the spire, tower, south transept and drainage which is all due to be completed this year. English Heritage has donated £92,000 and WREN £50,000 towards the costs of the work.

Next year the nave of the church will be re-roofed with the help of grants from the National Churches Trust and the Marshall’s charity. St Vincent’s Church is one of only a handful in the country to have a double nave.