9. Ringing Chamber

The 49 steps of the spiral staircase take you to the parapet around the base of the spire.

Part way up the staircase you come to this ringing chamber.
It is recorded in parish records that in 1867 "Joseph James Green from Church End, aged 19 an exemplary Young Man assistant to Mr. Fitch, draper was on Friday the 17th May killed while ringing the usual 9.30 A.M. Bell which, not being secured by a stay, turned over and carried poor Green up aloft, and being struck on the head by the beam fell never to recover. He died after a few hours of insensibility. Much Regretted."