EMERGENCY repair works are being carried out to fix the roof of Blenheim Palace.

Conservation contractors are fixing leaking leadwork, after the palace received a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

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“We’re very pleased to have received funding for this emergency repair work from the Culture Recovery Fund,” said Blenheim Palace’s chief operating officer Roger File.

“While the palace and wider estate remain closed to visitors, the need to carry out essential conservation and restoration work is ongoing.

“Grants like this enable us to maintain the fabric of this iconic and historic building and protect its priceless interior.”

Specialist leadwork contractors Lang Conservation Ltd are repairing gutters and split sections of lead on the roof of the palace, which is currently allowing water to leak into the building.