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Saintbury, St Nicholas

Saintbury Parish Church is not that easy to find, as you head up the hill out of Saintbury there is a small lane on the right that leads up to the church. The church is quite high up Willerspey Hill and has great views looking to the west over the Vale of Evesham. The tower is also unusual in that it is not at one of the ends of the church but half way up the south side.

I visited for the first time on Saturday 19th May 2007 as part of our 2007 tour.

The tower has a peal of 8 bells. The back 6 bells have been there a long time and were hung with new fittings in 1983. In 1999 two trebles were added by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry of London.

BellNoteDiameter  Weight ?  Founder and Date
1F 3-2-5 Whitechapel, London -- 1999
2E 3-3-27 Whitechapel, London -- 1999
3D 4-1-16 John Rudhall, Gloucester -- 1835
4C 4-3-14 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe -- 1678
5B 5-2-4 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe -- 1678
6A 7-1-6 John Taylor, Loughborough -- 1902
7G 8-2-16 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe -- 1678
TenorF 11-0-24 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe -- 1678

There is some additional information provided by The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers.

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