Part of Truro Cathedral's grounds have been cordoned off after a lumps of stonework fell and hit the pavement below.

A cathedral spokesman has confirmed that bell ringing has been suspended, for a few weeks, until repairs are made, over concerns about vibrations.

Ellen Mckessock, director of operations, told the BBC that the cathedral was damaged in the recent storms with a section cordoned off as a precaution.

She said: "The storm managed to dislodge one of the mullions - a stone column in the centre of an arch - at the front of the cathedral and it fell on to the corner of the shop and pavement.

"There's no question of us closing the cathedral because it's a very small area that has been affected."

The damage will examined within the next two weeks with hopes insurance would cover the cost of most of the repairs.