PLYMTREE, Devon – St John the Baptist.
Tower restored 1895
This location was mentioned in the architect’s CV notes of April 1897. I do not know much about what he did, except for this short extract from the Parish website.
In 1890s there was extensive repair and strengthening of the tower. Iron bars reinforced the walls, and a new bell frame was installed along with a sixth bell. At this time cement was commonly used and the back of the niche containing the statue was given a coat of cement. It is thought that the head of the baby Jesus had already fallen off during 19th century.