needed to restore historic Burnham-On-Sea stable building
new fundraising campaign has this week been launched to help restore
a historic building in Burnham-On-Sea.
old stable outside St Andrew's Church in Burnham's Victoria Street
is in need of 'urgent work' that could cost up to £19,000.
has therefore been started to find the cash and allow the renovation
Smith, a member of the church's congregation, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The Stable outside the Church wall is in a very dilapidated
state. Two walls are in a very poor condition and the roof is needing
to be replaced."
repair in a sympathetic manner may take upwards of £19,000.
It is a listed building and hence needs to be preserved within the
parameters of planning regulations."
it does belong to the Church but is also a major part of the town
history and heritage, without doubt many local residents would be
sad to see the collapse of The Stable should it continue to deteriorate."
many years, The Children's Society presented the Christmas Nativity
Scene in the Stable until it become too dangerous to do so."
is why we are appealing to the town to help fund the repair and
preservation to ensure The Stable is part of the heritage of Burnham-On-Sea
for many years to come."
have started to do our bit by hosting a concert on July 28th by
Francesca Bowkett and Friends who are performing 'Magic of the Musicals'.
This should be a very enjoyable evening with tickets on sale from
the Crafty Teacup and BIARS at £10 to include wine and nibbles."
can everyone consider The Stable and how money can be raised to
fund the restoration of this important Grade 2 Listed Building."
building dates back to at least 1841 according to parish records,
when those attending church services from across the parish were
able to tie up their horse in the stable.
adds: "Over the past decade and more we have carried out considerable
fundraising for a number of important projects for the Church, such
as the restoration and re-siting of the Grinling Gibbons Angels
to a more prominent position within the church - the carving has
been admired by many visitors."
have also had the roof repaired as it leaked, following this the
lead was stolen on several occasions and the roof is now protected."
2016 we had the electrical installation rewired, improved lighting
installed and the interior redecorated. This has also brought positive
comments from locals and visitors alike on how light and bright
but also such a peaceful place to visit, walk around or just sit
church is now used for many community events including Burnham On
Board, Dementia and Bereavement Café's, plus several local
groups now meet in the church on a regular basis. A result of the
foregoing is that the coffers are now sadly drastically depleted.
This was not unforeseen, however we did expect a respite from the
intense fundraising involved to get to this stage." More details
on 01278 787341.