East Bergholt Church, East Bergholt, Suffolk, England
The Bell Cage.
Having a church with an un-completed tower presented a bit of a problem because church bells, as we know, are hung in the bell tower. So the answer, in 1531, was to build a 'temporary' cage at ground level. That wooden building has now been temporary for nearly 500 years.
This shows the bells within the cage.
The bells are rung, not by a rope and wheel, but by force of hand on the wooden headstocks.
The church of St. Mary the Virgin, East Bergholt, from the east end. This church dates approximately from between 1350 - 1500.
The Constable family tomb is in the North East corner of the churchyard although Constable himself is buried in Hampstead cemetery in London. The grave of William Lott (of "Willie Lott's Cottage") is also to be found here.