Monday, May 16, 2011

Stonemasons drafted in to repair damage to landmark Roman arch in Lincoln

A FAMOUS Roman landmark has been given a makeover to repair damage caused by harsh winter weather.

Specialist stonemasons were drafted in by the City of Lincoln Council to tend to Newport Arch in Ermine Street, which has been ravaged by two successive severe winters.

Work began in the early hours of yesterday morning to repair limestone and plug up cracks in the Roman gate to stop water seeping inside its walls.

Maintenance work was also carried out to the adjoining Newport Cottage and nets that were put up around the arch in February last year to catch falling debris were emptied and re-hung.

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