York Minster Restoration 'Wins Lottery'

Under the latest round of The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grants, York Minster is to receive £9.7 million in funding, to conserve stonework in the cathedral's east end and restore the 15th century glass in the section of the Great East Window which depicts the apocalypse.

One of the UK's most famous cathedrals, York Minster, is to receive almost £10 million for conservation work as part of £15 million funding for four major heritage schemes.

The HLF also gave initial support to six more projects across the UK, including a lido in Wales and a project in Belfast to restore the SS Nomadic - the boat built to ferry passengers to the Titanic.

The latest projects from around the UK to receive grants from the funding body were unveiled amid uncertainty over the HLF's future, with ministers thought to be considering whether to merge it with English Heritage - which only covers England.


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