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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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STOKE DAMEREL PARISH CHURCH

PEEL OF BELLS

During an inspection of the peel of bells in the tower of the Ancient Parish Church of Stoke Damerel in 1778 it was discovered that three out of the four bells were cracked.

At the end of that year the Bishop of Exeter granted a licence for the existing four bells to be re-cast and increased to six bells.  The work was undertaken by Mr Thomas Bilbie, of Cullompton, Devon.

The new peel of six bells was re-hung on Monday August 3rd 1789. 

They were rung for the first time that year when His Royal Highness King George III passed by the Church on his way to the Royal Dockyard.