Cartmel Priory Roof

Repair work to the roof of the 12th century Priory in Cartmel has uncovered far more damage than was originally estimated. Initially, it was thought the roof needed re-slating, but once the slates were taken off it became apparent that there was significant timber damage to 5 beams which also needed replacing. It has been reported that now that the beams have been removed it is probable that the wood was from acorns germinated in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, possibly before the Spanish Armada!