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HASELOR St Mary & All Saints 2, 6cwt in Bb - Unringable

Grid Reference 151/124578 haselor.jpg
Postcode B49 6LU
Other Information Benefice Website  Unringable


The church  is apparently of 12thcentury origin and had a west tower: a south aisle with the arcade of three bays was added later in the century. Early in the 13th century the chancel was rebuilt, with a north chapel and an arcade of two bays. There also seems to have been a north vestry east of the chapel. Before the middle of the 14th century, a south transeptal chapel of one bay was added to the chancel and the south aisle was widened to range with it. The north chapel-aisle was subsequently destroyed and the arcade was walled up, perhaps in the 18th century. Whether or not the nave had a north aisle is not evident from the fabric, as the north wall appears to have been entirely rebuilt when a small chamber was added specially to receive the vault-grave of a vicar who died in 1869. The bell-chamber of the tower was added in 1622. The church was restored in 1883 and again in 1892.

These bells are thought to be unringable. The treble is a recast of a bell cast in 1662 by Henry Bagley I of Chacombe. It has no canons, unlike the tenor that retains its canons. They hang in a massive frame for 3 bells. There is evidence that the empty pit was once filled by a larger bell than the existing two. Fittings by Barwell.

Details Of The Bells

1 James Barwell, Birmingham  1902  5-0-26
2 Newcombe, Leicester        1610  6cwt    33.00"

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