Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Lymington facts for kids
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|Denomination||Church of England|
|Tenor bell weight||20 long cwt 1 qr 3 lb (2,271 lb or 1,030 kg)|
|Parish||St Thomas & All Saints|
The Church of St Thomas the Apostle in Lymington in Hampshire, is the main Anglican Church of England parish church for the town. There has been a church on the site for 800 years and the original foundations are believed to date to the reign of Henry III but was largely rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The church was originally built as a Chapel of Christchurch Priory and has been expanded over the centuries. In 1953, the church was designated Grade II listed.
The tower, with its distinctive cupola, holds a peal of 8 bells, the Tenor (the biggest bell) weighs 20cwt-1qrs-3lbs and strikes the note Eb. Three of the bells date from 1901 and were cast by John Taylor & Co in Loughborough. The other five bells were cast by Robert II Wells in 1785.
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