Friday Photo: St Peter’s Church
Today’s Friday photo is St Peter’s Church in Harborne. There has been a church on this site since Saxon times. The oldest part of the grade II listed church is the central tower, dating from around the 14th Century, the remainder of the church is Victorian, thought the sanctuary was re-built in 1974/5 due to a fire. The tower contains nine bells: the modern ring of eight, cast in 1923, and a bell dating from 1691. The churches website recounts the supposed reason why the west door, ringing chamber and clock on the tower are not in line as being due to the Black Death killing many of the local craftsmen at the time of construction and so the tower had to be finished by unskilled workers.