photo of St Gabriel's church
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Hanley Swan, St Gabriel

The Hanley Swan Church, St Gabriel, is a fairly modern church built in late Victorian times and is situated a little West of the crossroads in the middle of the village on the South side of the B4209. There is a sizable car park beside the churchyard.

In the outside North face of the tower there is an entrance to the concrete spiral staircase of 30 steps that leads up to the ringing room. This isn't a very big room and a big chunk of one wall is taken up by the clock mechanism but the other 3 sides all have windows making it a nice light space. There is room for half a dozen people in addition to those ringing the six bells.

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The Bells

The tower has a ring of 6 bells with a tenor weighing 6-1-0 in B. Dove's Guide includes details of the bells at St Gabriel and additional information is provided by the Worcestershire & Districts Change Ringing Association. The bells were refurbished in 2008. No information on the bells history or inscriptions was to be found in the tower.

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