ROOF repairs are on the cards for the Friends Meeting House in Kendal, home of the world-famous Quaker Tapestry.

General manager Bridget Guest has applied for planning consent for the works at the Grade II*-listed Georgian property, which are described as being "needed as a matter of urgency".

The double-pitched roof of the Stramongate building will be stripped and re-slated using existing and matched second-hand Westmorland Green slates.

The random-width slating will be laid on top of breathable felt to help tackle "severe" condensation problems in the roof void.

Rotted roof timbers will be repaired, as will lead sheeting on the south entrance porch and stone lintels.

The purpose-built Quaker place of worship dates back to 1816.

Plans are with South Lakeland District Council.