The Checkley Bell Restoration Project

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Phase one of the project was completed in 2005, when work was carried out to strengthen the tower of the Grade 1 Listed Medieval Church. Phase two of the project commenced in the autumn of 2015 whereby a new steel bell frame was built in the clock chamber, leaving the original frame, constructed from ships' timbers in Elizabethan times, in its original position. The six bells, cast by Rudhall’s foundry in Gloucester in 1761 were removed, re-tuned and then re-housed on the new bell frame.


The initial part of the project took place in 2005 but the main project took place over the winter of 2015 into the spring of 2016. Click below for more details.

Bells Returned & Hallowing Service

Bells returned & hallowing service


Bells on new bell frame, old bell frame & test ringing

Bell Details

Details of the bells