St Mary’s Restoration Work

The iconic tower of the Collegiate Church of St Mary requires major restoration work. The 300 year old core tower structure is safe, but there is a real risk of falling masonry, as indicated by warning signs and barriers at the foot of the tower.

The funds are in place to enable the first phase of restoration work to go ahead. This will commence on Monday 16th August 2021.

The three roads that approach St Mary’s Church will be closed to all vehicles. Accessible pedestrian movements will be maintained by means of covered walkways and dropped kerbs.

Warwickshire County Council have made a Temporary Traffic Order as detailed in the schedule below. The Order will begin on Monday 16th August 2021 and will last for up to 18 months or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. It is anticipated that this work will be completed by 15th October 2021.

Location Traffic Order
Northgate Street (between the Tink a Tank footpath and Old Square) Road Closed
Church Street (between Old Square and Forebel House) Road Closed
Old Square (between Northgate Street and Dental Surgery) Road Closed
Northgate Street, Church Street and Old Square (between its junction with Northgate Street / Church Street and New Street Suspension of One-Way Traffic Flow
Parts of Northgate Street, Church Street, Old Square and the Layby Outside Shire Hall Suspension of On-street Parking/Loading/Unloading
New Bridge (between its junctions with Barrack Street and Old Square) Reversal of One-Way Traffic Flow
New Bridge in its entirety from Theatre Street to Market Place One-Way Traffic Flow
Market Place into New Bridge Street No Left Turn
Church Street onto High Street No Right Turn


Parking will be available in all town centre off-street car parks, with the addition of the bottom two decks of Barrack Street car park. Signage to direct motorists to the car parks will be in place, ensuring that diverted traffic can easily access the town centre. Maximum wait times will still apply and only the bottom two decks of Barrack Street car park will be free.

The free allocation of parking in Barrack Street car park will be accessible from the lower decks from Theatre Street only. New Street car park will be accessible by entering the Market Square from Barrack Street (by the Globe Hotel) driving straight towards St Mary’s Tower and then turning rich onto New Street.

To view a Map of the Works, please click here
To view the Site Notice, please click here
To view the Official Order, please click here
To view the Diversion, please click here
To view the Road Closures, please click here
To view the Reversal of One-Way, please click here
To view the Suspension of One-Way, please click here