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Bell Cage, Church of St Mary

Probably late C16. Timber-framed on red brick plinth. Plain tile roof. Rectangular on plan. Plank and muntin lower wall with open lattice work above. Door to left with long strap hinges. Overhanging steeply-pitched hipped gableted roof. Interior contains bell frame with five bells, one dated 1450

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Bellhouse. Probably late C16. Timber-framed on red brick plinth. Plain tile roof. Rectangular on plan. Plank and muntin lower wall with open lattice work above. Door to left with long strap hinges. Overhanging steeply-pitched hipped gableted roof. Interior contains bell frame with five bells, one dated 1450. Some wall posts jowled. Posts to centre of each wall with knees support tie beams. Roof of lower level of butt purlins with clasped purlins above. Built to house the bells after the erection of the west tower of St Mary's Church (qv) was abandoned. Said to have been resited from the east side of the church in C18 at the request of Joseph Chaplin of Old Hall (qv). Paterson T F, East Bergholt in Suffolk 1923 pp 90-95. Pevsner N, Suffolk 2nd ed 1974 p 196.

  • Historic England Reference: 1033451

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Bell Cage (Inside)<br>

Bell Cage (Inside)

 

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