St Mary the Virgin

Burwell, Cambridgeshire

United Kingdom

Work has been completed to allow this 13 cwt eight to be rung once more. After building work inside the tower, when a wall was erected between the organ and ringing area, the ropes of bells 1 & 2 fell outside the ringing chamber – the wrong side of the new wall. Bells 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8 have been repositioned and re-roped to create a new ringing circle inside the new chamber, allowing all eight bells to be rung once more. The bells have been lifted from their pits and their bearing have been cleaned/replaced as necessary. The rope roller boxes, clappers and crown staples have been restored, and the odd struckness corrected.