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The scheme involves work to repair and replace stone and glass in 15 window bays, which will take around 11 years and cost £11m.
The South Quire Aisle dates from 1361 and its construction took around 60 years to complete.
It bears dramatic evidence of six centuries of exposure to the elements, with issues including extensive cracking and erosion to the stone work and serious damage to the medieval glass, which has buckled and cracked in places allowing water in.
The area suffered serious damage during the 1829 fire, started deliberately by local resident Jonathan Martin in the Quire.
The graffiti marks of the 19th century glaziers – and even those of their sweethearts – who repaired the windows following the fire can still be seen.
The project began in 2016 and work to date has included the carving of new grotesques and the restoration of pinnacles and buttresses.
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