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LOWER SHUCKBURGH, St John the Baptist 3, 5¾cwt in B

Grid Reference 151/262715  Lower Shuckburgh Church - Source: M Chester
Postcode NN11 6DY
Peals None
Date Lost 1999

History Of The Bells

The frame is by George Watson, 1829. It was placed diagonally in the sexagonal tower.  The tenors swung side-by-side, with the treble swinging in the opposite direction.  The church was rebuilt in 1863/4 after the previous building, dating back to the late 13th century, was destroyed by fire, and it is thought that the frame from this previous church may have been reconstructed by John Bromwich of Rugby, the contractor who rebuilt the church. Fittings were by Taylors, probably from 1864. The bells retained their canons and had been quarter turned.  

Two bells were sold and the other hung for chiming in 1999. 

Details of the Bells

1  Thomas Newcombe, Leicester  c1580   4cwt
2  Hugh Watts II, Leicester     1628   4¾cwt
3  Hugh Watts I, Leiester       1601   5¾cwt

Photo Gallery

The Church - Looking East. Source: John Croft The Church - Looking West. Source: John Croft
The Church - Looking East The Church - Looking West 

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