Thursday, May 21, 2015

Exeter Cathedral facing uncertain future after £12.8m Roman Baths project denied funding

From The UK-

Exeter Cathedral is fighting for its future after it failed to secure multi-million pound funding to uncover the city’s Roman baths.

The £8.7m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid would have seen the first century bath house, buried under the Cathedral Green, excavated and opened to the public.

But the ambitious plans to create a worldwide tourist attraction were dealt a major blow when the funding body decided not to support the project.

The Dean of the Cathedral admitted he was concerned for its future as staff try to maintain the £4,000 a day running costs of the Anglican building.

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