Easter Hill is the former vicarage of Christ Church at Leomansley built in the 1840s, around the same time as the church. The older front part of the house is divided into flats and the rear, added later, is now a separate house.
What has always puzzled me is the bell on the left side of the building, under the eaves.
I have always assumed the bell had a religious use e.g. to call people to church, but couldn’t understand why this would be necessary. Christ Church has always had a bell and it is easily within earshot of its flock. In 1851 there were only 27 households in Leomansley. However, BrownhillsBob came up with the suggestion that it could be a firebell, used to alert the local brigade and distinct from the church bell. Bob has informed me there is such a bell on the council house at Brownhills. This secular use seems much more likely and definitely warrants investigation.
If anyone else has any suggestions as to what the bell could have been for, please let me know!