THE Clitheroe group behind a project to refurbish a pinnacle from the Houses of Parliament after it fell into disrepair is waiting to hear the outcome of its funding application.

The Grade II listed structure was presented to Clitheroe in 1937 and dates from the 1840s.

It is sited in the castle grounds and was given to the Ribble Valley town by Clitheroe MP Sir William Brass to mark the coronation of King George VI.

The Clitheroe Civic Society submitted grant applications recently help to restore the crumbling turret and is expecting to hear back soon.

Pauline Wood, chairman of Clitheroe Civic Society, said that she was hopeful that decision would be announced soon.

The octagonal stone turret has four lions with shields at its base and is complete with cusped heads, gargoyles and crocketed finials.

The inscription records the presentation of the turret, which originally formed part of the parapet of the Houses of Parliament that were erected between 1840 and 1854.