The area around St Mary de Castro church in Leicester is to be cordoned off today to pedestrians for up to six months after safety inspections found the church spire to be "in a dangerous state and at risk of collapse".
The church has been running a "Save Our Spire" campaign for the last year.
The poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote the Canterbury Tales, is thought to have been married here.
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It will be a grey start to Monday with patchy rain and drizzle moving in from the south.
Perhaps locally bright at first, but increasing cloud will bring periods of light rain from the south. Winds generally light.
Tonight will stay dry for most. There will be clear spells this evening leading to a chilly night to come.