Sunderland, South Hylton

mikechester_uk mike at m...
Wed May 8 18:42:48 BST 2002

I've been doing some work for the Felstead project and have found an 
entry for a peal of Grandsire Tripes at St Mary, South Hylton, 
Sunderland on 4/3/1845, with a comment of BL; 9.iii.45.

I assume that BL is British Library???

Anyway, as far as we know, Sunderland has only ever had the rings of 
bells that are currently in place, i.e. Roker (the best of course!), 
Bishopwearmouth, St Igs and H.T., and that South Hylton has a small 
chime of 8 bells. To complicate things further, I have found a 
reference to the fact that the church existing at the time of 
the "peal" was burnt down and replaced with another building a few 
years later.

Can anyone shed any light on this peal?


Mike Cheser

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