photo of the Cleobury Mortimer Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
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Cleobury Mortimer, St Mary the Virgin

I rang at St Mary the Virgin, the Parish Church of Cleobury Mortimer as part of a tour in 2006. The Church is a reddish stone and has a crooked spire. Access to the ringing room is via a steel staircase. The roles are quite long and on the day I rang they were a little stiff. Ringing on bell #2 is a little awkward since it was right up against the access to the steel ladder.

The Bells

The original set of bells was cast in 1757 by Abel Rudhall of Gloucester. The treble appears to have been recast and all the bells rehung by Gillett & Johnston of Croydon in 1925. The tower has a ring of 6 bells with a tenor weighing 12-0-0 in F. Dove's Guide includes details of the bells at St Mary the Virgin.

photo of steel staircase
Ladder to ringing room

BellNoteDiameter Weight Inscription
Treble Dove's Guide
to the bells at St Mary the Virgin
Hark to our Melody
2Abel Rudhall Cast Us All
3Peace & Good Neighbourhood
4J Attwood, Vicar, 1757
5Richard Dorset, Will. Oseland, Ch. War. A.R. 1757
TenorThe Tenor (12cwt). I to the church the living call, And to the grave do summon all.
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