The Bell Turret

TurretThe Bell Turret

The bell inside is dated 1792 and was made by T Pyke of Bridgwater. Pyke was the head of a then well known firm of bell founders and supplied five other Dorset churches with bells. Atop the turret is a weather Vane of iron with arrow head and open fish tail, said to bear the date 1793. Going around the church in an easterly direction, to the east is a large altar tomb made of three transverse slabs. The family commemorated is that of James Roger Bramble of Brambles Farm. He died in 1819 aged 67 years. Of the old stones around it one is to a Mary Bramble who died at the early age of 9 years in 1736. Walk past the vestry and round to the east wall; here you will find a reference to The Lady of Lydlinch.


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