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From: Guy Etchells <>
Subject: Re: Helions Bumpstead steeple missing
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 10:37:15 +0000
Trade directories are a useful source for church information the Essex
1848 White's Directory(Reference #0134)
shows in the entry for Helions Bumpstead on page 654 -
The Church (St Andrew) is a plain stone fabric, consisting of a nave and
south aisle, leaded ; a small tiled chapel, and a brick tower. The latter
was built in 1812, and has six bells. There was formerly a guild here
dedicated to St Peter.
The Essex 1851 Post Office (Kelly's) Directory(Reference #0316) states on
page 39 for Helions Bumpstead -
The church dedicated to St Andrew, is ancient, with some interesting
monuments, and has a tower containing 6 bells ; it consists of a nave,
south aile, and chancel and is pleasantly situated.
By the time the Post Office Directory Essex 1862(Reference #0652) one
bell seems to have got lost, but they have gained an organ ; page 105 -
The church of St Andrew is old ; it has a tower containing 5 bells, a
nave, a south aisle, chancel, and organ, and is pleasantly situated.
I note in other directories that reference is occasionally made to a
tower or steeple so wonder if the terms were thought to be
interchangeable at that time.
Bryan SLIM wrote:
> As a newcomer on your list I am interested in Swallow ancestors in
> Helions Bumpstead pre 1850.
> A simple question -
> Does anybody know when the steeple was removed at Helions Bumpstead?
> Have just been reading, in the parish register, the subscription
> list for the sixth bell for the steeple c. 1840.
> Bryan Slim
Extracted from a CD produced by Archive CD Books
Churches & MIs. in the Wakefield Area
http://freespace.virgin.net/guy.etchells Transcripts, Parish Records,
Calendar, Abbreviations, Returns of Owners of Lands etc. etc.
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