The Church of St Chad, Norton in Hales :: Shared Description

The church dates from the 13th and 14th centuries and despite the large number of external doors and doorways is entered through the tower, where the resultant lobby is hung with many monuments, including a huge marble memorial to Francis Cotton, who died in childbirth along with the child. They are portrayed in effigy, along with her husband Rowland (who survived the fateful day).

There are two fonts, one rather eroded and weather-beaten and currently in the churchyard, and one inside very close to the pulpit. In fact the whole interior has a cramped feel, not helped by the heavy late Victorian pews and choir stalls Every window is coloured, which makes it dark as well.

The church is a grade II* listed building. The listing includes the external archway on the North side, which once linked the church and the (now demolished) Rectory. See LinkExternal link

The church has a ring of eight bells, described by the church guide as:
1: 16 1/2 inches, cast by John Warner & Sons, London, 1867
2: 17 1/2 inches, cast by John Warner & Sons, London, 1864
3: 28 1/2 inches, cast by John Warner & Sons, London, 1864
4: 30 inches, cast by John Warner & Sons, London, 1864
5: 31 1/2 inches, cast by John Warner & Sons, London, 1867
6: 33 1/2 inches, cast by Hugh Watts of Leicester, c. 1610
7: 36 inches, cast by John Warner & Sons, London, 1864
8: 41 inches, cast by John Warner & Sons, London, 1867

Bell 7 is inscribed "GOD SAVE THE CHORVRCHE OVR KYNGE OF ENGLAND", according a Mr R.E.Davies, as reported by the church guide.
The bells can be rung by a Carillon, that plays different tunes on different days, at 3 hourly intervals. The Carillon was made by Thwaites and Reeds of London.
by Bob Harvey
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SJ7038 : Church of St Chad - the pulpit by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : The Church of St Chad - Churchyard by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : The Church of St Chad - the outdoor font by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : Church of St Chad - The organ by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : Church of St Chad - The Celebrant's view by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : Church of St Chad - Octagonal Baptistry by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : The Church of St Chad - The inside Font by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : The Church of St Chad - external arch by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : Church of St Chad - Nave and Chancel Arch by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : The Church of St Chad - The External Arch by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : The Church of St Chad - Clock and bell window by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : Church of St Chad - Memorials in tower by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : Church of St Chad by Bob Harvey
SJ7038 : The Church of St Chad - The Vestry by Bob Harvey


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Created: Tue, 8 Oct 2019, Updated: Fri, 1 Nov 2019

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