Shorwell, St Peter

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Arreton
Brading
Brighstone
Carisbrooke

Chale
Freshwater
Godshill
Newchurch
Newport
Niton
Ryde
Shanklin
Shorwell
Whitwell


Tower Contacts
The District
Ringing Times
 6 bells, 9-0-5 Saturdays 5.00 but best check there is one,
Sunday variable so please 'phone
Ground floor  OS map link
SZ458830
Park outside the church or in the pub car park west of the pub (The Crown). Previously notoriously hard work, the rehanging and augmentation to six in 1998 now mean the bells are pleasant to ring; in 1990 the I.W. District held its first meeting here since 1922, and the 1922 minutes declared them hard work. The pub (Crown Inn, 01983 740293) opposite has a rear garden with trout stream. It does good food and beer, but can get crowded; best to go on a sunny day in summer or go early.

The church was originally a chapel constructed around 1100, and was completely re-modeled in 1440. The stone spire was the gift of Sir John Leigh of Northcourt, Shorwell, 1617.

The present 3rd (by "IH", John Higden of Hampshire, 1641), 5th & 6th (by "RB" of Hampshire,1601 & 1611) were augmented and re hung as a ring of five by Whitechapel in 1893. A Whitechapel treble was added and the bells tuned and rehung as a six in June 1998.


Treble REMEMBERING
CHARLES AND ELLEN EDITH BARTON
5-1-19 E
2 MEARS & STAINBANK WHITECHAPEL FOVNDRY LONDON

TRVSTIE TO THE END
+
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
ROBERY WILLIAM DISNEY LEITH GENERAL C B
HIS WIDOW GIVES THIS BELL TO S PETER'S CHVRCH
SHORWELL MDCCCXCIII +
5-2-6 D
3 GOD BE OUR GUDE I H 1641 6-3-6 C
4 MEARS & STAINBANK WHITECHAPEL FOVNDRY LONDON
+ BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD +
+ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
HENRY PERCY GORDON BARONET OF NORTHCOURT
HIS WIDOW GIVES THIS BELL TO S PETER'S CHVRCH
SHORWELL MDCCCXCIII +
6-2-2 B
5 GEVE THANKS TO GOD R B 1601 8-0-8 A
Tenor GEVE GOD THE GLORY R B 1611 9-0-5 G