Friday, February 17, 2006

17Dec1856, Plans for the Church

HAGLEY, December 17th, 18th, 19th, 1856.
—The most glorious plans for the church arrived. The church will be entirely re-seated, and lengthened considerably. The galleries pulled down and the whole new-roofed. All the windows new, except the old S.E. and the Turner one, the vestry and organ-room to adjoin the chancel, which is to be perfectly restored, with encaustic pave­ment, stained glass, seven steps, sedilia, and straight altar-rail. The obnoxious monuments to be stowed away in less glaring places. A bell-turret, as at present of course neither tower or steeple are feasible.

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