Belchamp Walter St Mary - Ellacombe Apparatus

The "chiming" mechanism in the vestry.

Picture coming soon

Renovation of the ropes

On the bequest of one of the churchgoers the ropes of the Ellacoombe Appaaratus were replaced. This is particularly evident when you are in the Bell-Ringers chamber (Silence Chamber), especially now that it has been cleaned. You can see how the ropes are fed to each bell in the belfry floor from below via a series of pullies.

The irony is that the bells are no longer hung and rest on wooden beams in the belfry.


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Ellacombe Apparatus