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

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

History

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 were thought to be unringable, but were rung successfully in the summer of 2019. Ringable, but with care, might be appropriate.

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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