Recent inspections confirm that failing lead on the roofs and multiple cracks in the asphalt gutters are allowing water into the Abbey and as a result stonework, much of it mediaeval is becoming eroded and damaged. The defects are worstening the decay.

The next most urgent areas of repair are the Nave gutters; Nave South Aisle roof and the North Transept’s west gutter.  All of these high-level gutters and roofs have reached the end of their lives and need replacing. Doing so requires expensive site access adjacent to areas that are also in need of masonry repair – especially the parapets.

Combining roofs and masonry gives better value for money but means a great deal of work overall.  Doing this work is crucial to keeping water out and preserving the fabric of the Abbey.

 

The challenge

The Selby Abbey Trust is determined to face this latest challenge and has launched the 950th Anniversary Roof Appeal.

We have achieved so much in recent years with your generous support but we are asking for your help once more.

 

 

'The Selby Abbey Trust is determined to face this latest challenge and has launched the 950th Anniversary Roof Appeal.'

Chairman of Trustees

John Engelhart

Trustees

The Rt Revd

Dr John Thomson,

Bishop of Selby

The Revd Canon

John Weetman

Vicar of Selby

Ross Pullan

David Barstow

Stewart Skilbeck

Jennifer Cooke

Tom Pilcher

Architect

David Sherriff

Appeal Director

Brig. Jeremy Gaskell, OBE