Clitheroe Pinnacle Project
The project, which received Heritage Lottery Funding, replaced internal iron elements that were starting to corrode and split the stone. Then re-pointing the whole structure with suitable mortar to stop water entering and causing further damage.
We also carried out historical research into Sir William Brass as well as geological and building research into the use of the stone. This has been presented in a project book, released in 2016 - click here to see the contents and to download a pdf.
The Pinnacle is in the former Rose Garden in the Clitheroe Castle Grounds to the south of the Castle. It was a gift from the then MP, Sir William Brass, in 1937. Quite apart from its heritage as originally being part of the Houses of Parliament, it is integral to the memorial gardens and is dear to the heart of many Clitheronians - as demonstrated by the 6,000 responses to our appeal for support. Thank you everyone!