Sutton Maddock, St Mary
5 bells, tenor 7-0-9 in AbGround floorSJ 719014
Sunday: By arrangement - check with tower correspondent
The three heaviest bells were cast by Abraham Rudhall I of Gloucester in 1700 and the remaining bells by John Rudhall in 1810. In 1964 the bells were tuned and rehung by John Taylor & Co in a metal, low-sided frame for six. (Pickford 6.1: A empty; B1; C2; D3; E4; F5.)
The bells are rung from the base of the tower, partly round the font, in an area which is open to the back of the nave.
The church is in an attractive but rather isolated setting. Parking is available outside the churchyard gate.
The founder of the two lightest bells, and their date
The founder's initials and stamp
together with the date on the Tenor bell
Decorative border on the fifth bell