Sutton Maddock, St Mary

Sutton Maddock

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.

Inscriptions

Sutton Maddock trebles founder Sutton Maddock trebles date

The founder of the two lightest bells, and their date

Sutton Maddock tenor marks

The founder's initials and stamp
together with the date on the Tenor bell

Sutton Maddock border

Decorative border on the fifth bell