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Bell Tower - St Leonard - Grateley, Hampshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 10.576 W 001° 36.435
30U E 597356 N 5670349
Quick Description: Bell tower of St Leonard's church, Grateley.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/6/2017 12:35:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMWHC9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:
"Part of the work in the tower is Saxon and the 3 courses of brick are thought to be Roman.
There is a note in the registers that the wooden spire was half carried away by wind in 1781, but it was repaired and the vane was regilded in the same year. Storms caused major damage again in 1795 and 1818 and the spire has long since disappeared.

One of the original three bells was cracked and sold in 1858 to raise funds for the new clock; the remaining two bear the date 1583 and were made by John Wallis, bell founder, of Salisbury.
- one is inscribed ‘J.W. God be our guyde’ and the other ‘J.W. God be praysed’"

SOURCE - (visit link)
Address of Tower:
St Leonard
Church Lane
Grateley, Hampshire England
SP11 8JZ


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 2

Relevant website?: Not listed

Rate tower: Not listed

Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Not listed

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