Picture: The Original church, 1879

Picture: The Original church, 1879

The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent,
Fri 25th April 1879

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  The beautiful church at Ranmoor, erected by Mr. J. Newton Mappin, and dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, was consecrated yesterday morning by the Archbishop of York. .  .  .

.  .  .  The bells have been presented by Mr. W. Smith, Springfield House. They are eight in number, and weigh three tons; the tenor is 15cwt. They have been cast by Mr. James Barwell, Birmingham, and are worked by an ingeniously constructed machine, by Messrs. Shaw and Sons, Bradford, by which one man can effectively manage the whole peal.  .  .  .

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