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s.   d.
1513   4 loads sand to St. Clere's chancel ...    0    0    6 Nails to the roof there .........    0    0    6
1514   Lead bought in London for the church    5    3    1
1515   For working upon the frame of the clock
and dial in the steeple.........    0    2    0
The man who made the clockwork and
dial ...............    2    6    8
(The clock has figures on the north side to strike the hours, and the long pendulum swings inside the church.)
s. d. 1524 The shingellers for laying shingles and
mending the steeple ......... 1 10 4
1538   Paid for glassing the new window in the
church ......... ... ... 1 14 11
1539   Paid for charge when the south aisle
was taken down ... ... ... ... 3 10 0
1543   Timber work to the roof of the north
aisle ...............6 0 0
1544   Plaster of Paris, to mend the pillars in
the church           ............0 12
1547 Paid for one load of tiles, to lay on Saint
Peter's aisle ............0 10 4
100 great English bricks, and 100 Flemish bricks ...............0 18
The last-mentioned seem to have been for the half-arch by which a buttress in the south-east corner is joined to the church; it helps to support a small octagonal turret.
In 1522 we get a rather interesting reference to the religious play: * Paid for a coate made, when the Resurrection was played, for him that in playing represented the part of Almighty God 0 Is. Od." (The amount is decidedly disappointing.) In 1520 ratsbane for the church cost fivepence, and in 1547 one shilling and eightpence was laid out
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