Church Restoration Accounts 1899

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


Restoration of Tower and Spire

Rehanging Bells

Rebuilding South Wall

Roof to Nave and South Aisle

Erecting Porch

Restoration of North and South Arcades and

Tower 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

Reredos                                                                                    £250

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.