West Hanningfield, Essex
The Parish Church of St Mary & St Edward.
The 7 cwt ring of four bells at this church is the work of Miles III Graye of Colchester, and dates from 1676. The ancient oak bell frame hangs in a wooden steeple and dates circa 1600. The bells will be removed from the tower so that the bell frame can be properly recorded and assessed for strength prior to any reinforcement. The rehanging of the bells will take place at a later date.
This ring of four bells has been lowered from the tower and transported to Loughborough for assessment and storage.