The bell predates the present house, being cast in the late 17th century by Thomas Roberts of Shrewsbury for John Wolryche, whose name it bears. It is said to have hung formerly above the back door. “Dinner was ready every day at one o’clock for twenty persons and when the bell rang any neighbouring farmers out working in their fields were welcome to come…”
Late 17th century bronze bell hung on hinged horizontal beam secured by six iron bolts. Supported on two oak block uprights linked by H-shaped base.
Marks and inscriptions
I.Wolryhe De Dudmaston 1680