The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Castle Eaton, Wiltshire

United Kingdom

The treble bell headstock from this 7 cwt ring of six is being replaced with a replica in seasoned hardwood to match the existing fittings of the other bells. The various fittings, including the plate gudgeon boxes, will be restored and re-used.

Update

  • Work to manufacture the new headstock has been completed. Rehanging later this month.

  • The treble headstock from this 7 cwt ring of six has been replaced and the bell rehung. The old headstock had become unsafe and a replica stock was manufactured from seasoned hardwood to match the fittings of the other bells. The strapwork and plate gudgeons were restored and reused in the restoration.

  • The treble bell from this 7 cwt ring of six was last rehung by Henry Bond in 1899. Having become unsafe, a new headstock, carved from hardwood to a traditional design, has been manufactured and fitted to the bell, and the bell has been rehung.