Frampton Bell Restoration Fund

by Gareth Down in Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

Total raised £2,325

raised so far

+ est. £468.75 Gift Aid



I am looking to preserve the oldest oak frame Church Bell installation in Dorset and preserve listed Bells

by Gareth Down in Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The initial target will get the project off the ground and allow grant applications to start, £10000 is likely needed to complete the work needed 

Thank you for visiting our page. I am a resident of the village of Frampton in Dorset, and a Campanologist. I have recruited and trained a band in the village to keep this ancient tradition alive in rural parishes. Our Church has a wonderful history, and a collection of listed bells in a grade 1 listed frame and building. The last major works on the installation was back in 1920, and now over the last century, the installation is in need of significant work to keep them safe and preserved for generations to come. I am hoping to have the work approved and have successful donation grant appeals accepted to permit us to carry out the restoration on the bells. We need any support anyone can offer to help us reach our goal, the total works cost will be in the region of £60,000, but this will keep this piece of history from 1694 in good condition for the next 100-150 years.

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