St Mary's Parish Church

Litton Cheney, Dorset

United Kingdom

Major maintenance/restoration work has been completed on this 13 cwt eight. The 6th & tenor bells were removed from the tower and brought back to Loughborough, where dye penetration testing proved the 6th had a crack in its crown. This was repaired by welding at “Soundweld Ltd”, and both bells then underwent conservation work at Loughborough. New cast iron canon retaining headstocks were manufactured and fitted to these bells, and their fittings were adapted/restored as necessary. A new wooden shafted clapper was manufactured and fitted to the tenor bell. The fittings of the remaining six bells were overhauled, and the 6th & tenor bells were returned to Litton Cheney and rehung.