This article originally appeared in Belbroughton Parish Magazine in June 2013.
We have, in the History Society Archives, a flier, dated 31 July 1899, with a summary of the accounts for the restoration and enlargement of Belbroughton Church, and a list of items still to be funded.
Restoration and Enlargement
Received £3887 3s 9d
EXPENDED ON –
Restoration of Tower and Spire
Rebuilding South Wall
Roof to Nave and South Aisle
Restoration of North and South Arcades and
PoArch £2072 5s 7d
New Chancel and New Nave £1821 18s 8d
£3894 4s 3d
Owing to Builder for Work done £250
Restoration of Old Chancel £300
Rebuilding Vestry £150
Completion of New Nave £280
Chancel Screen and Stalls £350
Pulpit, Lectern, Litany Desk, Lamps, Windows, etc, etc
31 July 1899 J H Eld, Rector
If you would like to know more about the restorations to the church that were carried out in the nineteenth century, you might be interested in our publication “Rectors and Restorations” by Madge Jones, price £3.00. Details of how to order it are on our Publications page.