Atcham, St Eata

St Eata, Atcham

6 bells, tenor 9-2-25 in G SY5 6QF SJ 541092

Sunday: check with tower correspondent

Thursday: 7.45 - 9.00pm

The treble and fourth were cast by Thomas Mears of Whitechapel in 1829 and the remainder by Abraham Rudhall  I of Gloucester in 1709.

In 2005 the cracked tenor was welded by Soundweld and the bells tuned and rehung by Taylors on canon-retaining headstocks. This has led to a considerable improvement in the 'go' of the ring. Ringing takes place on a gallery reached via a spiral staircase.

There is limited parking on the right outside the church gate and opposite the car park for the Mytton and Mermaid pub. The church stands alongside the River Severn near Thomas Telford's bridge carrying the A5. On the other side of this road can be found Attingham Hall, a National Trust house and garden with an excellent tea room.

The well braced wooden frame

The well braced wooden frame

Taylor's 2005 fittings

Taylor's 2005 fittings
including canon-retaining headstock

Atcham inscription   
Abraham Rudhall's foundry mark
and the date 1709 on the Tenor