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Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, St. Mary's Church in East Bergholt, Suffolk is unique for it's lack of a traditional church bell tower. Due to a halt during the construction of the church, this temporary structure was built next to the church to house the bells. A "temporary" structure that still remains some 500 years later.

This unique arrangement leads to the only place in the world where bells are rung in this manner. As opposed to traditional ringing where ropes are pulled from below, bell ringers physically stand next to the bells, throwing them manually.

With a weight of 4.25 tons, the bells themselves are also believed to be the heaviest that are run in England today.

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