An ancient site dating back to the Middle Ages is set to undergo conservation work.

The Chapel of St Thomas a Becket in Brentwood, which dates back to the thirteenth century, has work scheduled for September 25.

The ruins will have vegetation removed, cracks repaired and masonry repointed.

David Kendall, Brentwood Borough Council’s finance chair, said: "I am delighted that this conservation work will help to preserve the chapel.

“The chapel plays a very special role in making Brentwood town centre unique and a pleasant environment in which to live, work and shop," he added.

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The structure is a scheduled ancient monument built as an ancillary chapel to South Weald Church.

Works are expected to take eight weeks and will be carried out by contractor Universal Stone Limited.

Public body Historic England and engineering consultancy The Morton Partnership will manage the contract.

Consent from Historic England for the works was obtained in 2022, and granted by Chelsmford Diocese in 2023.