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Norfolk: Roudham -

Church Bells
L'Estrange, John
The Church Bells of Norfolk, where, when, and by whom they were made, with the Inscriptions on all the Bells in the County.
[Norwich, printed by Miller and Leavins, 1874]

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

ROWDHAM [sic], S. Andrew - 1 [bell].

 
+ WILELMVS : REVEL : ME : FECIT. [See p.54.]

In 1714 the parishioners had leave to sell one of their two bells which had been riven for many years. The money arising from the sale was to be applied "towards the Reeding and beautifying the said Church and steeple which were then in great decay." Blomefield, writing c. 1737, says "About two or three years since as the workmen were repairing the lead on the top of the tower, one of them blew the ashes carelessly out of his pipe, which fell on the thatch, and not being seen in time, burned the church and chancel, so that the walls only are standing, in a ruinous condition, at this time." In 1850 the church was still in ruins, and the bell stood in a neighbouring farm yard.

On page 54 of the author's notes on bells and bell-founders:
     "WILLIAM REVEL and WILLIAM SCHEP were, I think, London founders;"


See also the Roudham parish page.

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March 2016