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Bell Tower - St Peter & St Paul - Blandford Forum, Dorset
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 51.367 W 002° 09.850
30U E 558830 N 5634158
Quick Description: Bell tower & cupola of SS Peter & Pauls church, Blandford Forum.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/7/2017 1:22:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMWHKK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
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Long Description:

Bell tower & cupola of SS Peter & Pauls church, Blandford Forum.

Blandford Forum, Dorset
SS Peter & Paul
Bells
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-1-19 1274.5 Eb 27.00" 1935 John Taylor & Co Y  
2 4-3-8 1201.0 D 28.25" 1882 John Taylor & Co Y  
3 5-2-16 1068.0 C 30.50" 1882 John Taylor & Co Y  
4 6-3-22 954.0 Bb 33.25" 1882 John Taylor & Co Y  
5 10-0-22 849.0 Ab 36.75" 1882 John Taylor & Co Y  
6 11-1-18 802.0 G 39.50" 1882 John Taylor & Co F  
7 14-2-9 713.5 F 43.50" 1882 John Taylor & Co F  
8 19-3-5 636.0 Eb 48.50" 1882 John Taylor & Co F  
Apprentices' 0-2-24   G 14.38" 1727 William Knight R  
Frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1935 Cast iron Loughborough Bellfoundry    

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"In 1731 a devastating fire swept through the Dorset town of Blandford Forum and destroyed most of the town's historic centre. Among the buildings damaged or destroyed was the medieval parish church of St Peter and St Paul.

The architects John and William Bastard designed a new church in Georgian style, and also designed most of the buildings in the town centre. The new church was completed by 1739 on the side of an enlarged market place. It is an excellent example of a Georgian church in classical style.

The new church was built with walls of Greensand ashlar, dressed with Ham Hill and Portland stone. The original design called for a nave, apse, north and south aisles, and a west tower. The tower was to be toped by a spire but the Trustees insisted on a wooden bell turret, over the objections of the Bastard brothers."

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Address of Tower:
St Peter & St Paul
Market Place
Blandford Forum, Dorset England
DT11 7AD


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 8

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

Rate tower: Not listed

Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Not listed

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