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IN PICTURES: Work starts to save Northampton's Eleanor Cross from falling apart

The first steps of conservation work to save a 13th-Century Northampton monument began today.

After two years of negotiating, scaffolding has finally gone up around the Eleanor Cross as specialist architects plan to secure the stonework from further damage.

Scaffolding and corrugated fencing has now been erected around the cross.

5. Secured

Scaffolding and corrugated fencing has now been erected around the cross.
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Although scaffolding was considered early in 2018, a survey ruled it would only allow moisture to build up and freeze, or allow troublemakers to climb the monument.

6. Work begins

Although scaffolding was considered early in 2018, a survey ruled it would only allow moisture to build up and freeze, or allow troublemakers to climb the monument.
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The 13th-Century stone monument was built in memorial to Queen Eleanor of Castile, the wife of Edward I.

7. A historic landmark

The 13th-Century stone monument was built in memorial to Queen Eleanor of Castile, the wife of Edward I.
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Architects Skillington Workshop will be taking on the conservation work.

8. Stage one

Architects Skillington Workshop will be taking on the conservation work.
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