Conflict of safety advice on bell tower access

Chancellor favours advice of Tower Captain over that of church architect

Whilst much attention is given to the safety issues surrounding the ringing of church bells, a recent consistory court judgment considered those aspects associated with access to the ringing chamber via a spiral staircase. This post considers these and other related matters raised in Re All Saints Rothbury [2018] ECC New 3. Different aspects of access to a new ringing platform were reported in an earlier post on Re St. Nicholas Codsall [2018] ECC Lic 1 in which different criteria were assessed by the court.
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