Holy Cross Churh, Babcary

The Church of the Holy Cross dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. The Church is Grade II*-listed. The West gallery project was to replace the platform in the Church tower which was removed or collapsed in Victorian times leaving a door to nowhere half way up the tower wall above the chancery. In days past this led to a gallery which was used as a viewing / musician’s gallery. The proposal was to reinstate the Gallery providing valuable storage space and storage for village memorabilia currently scattered around the village. There would also be space for a small church office and for sound and light equipment for community events.

The blocked off doorway was a potential death trap opening onto a 15ft drop to a stone floor. The replacement of the west balcony addressed both problems. It also enhanced the community facility and made the space more usable for local events, leading to more use of the facility in the future.