The Bells in 2000

The bells in 2000

The following information was provided by Whites of Appleton, Church Bell Hangers.

In A.D. 2000 after many years of dereliction the tower was restored and the six bells re-tuned and rehung with new ringing fittings in a new cast-iron bell frame.

The pitch of the tenor is A-33/100 of a semitone.


BELL DIAMETER DATE FOUNDER NOTE WEIGHT
feet inches cwt-qr-lb
Tenor 2' 11 9/16" 1892 Mears and Stainbank A 7-2-03
5 2' 8 7/16" 1665 Ellis and Henry Knight B 6-3-04
4 2' 4 5/16" 1623 Ellis Knight C# 4-1-09
3 2' 3 1/16" 1710 William & Robert Corr D 3-3-23
2 2' 2 1/16" 1892 Mears and Stainbank E 3-1-01
Treble 2' 1 3/8" 1892 Mears and Stainbank F# 3-0-09

The Inscriptions

The inscriptions are on the shoulder for all except the third.

Treble    cast 1892 inscribed
MEARS & STAINBANK, WHITECHAPEL FOUNDRY, LONDON

Second   cast 1892 inscribed:
MEARS & STAINBANK, WHITECHAPEL FOUNDRY, LONDON

Third   cast 1710 inscribed just above the moulding wires:
PETER LEWSON & WILLIAM PAYNE
(L):::::::::::::::::::::::    C    :::::::::::::::::   W     :::::::::::::::::  J7J0
::::::::::::::::::::::::
where the is the impression of a coin, (L) denotes a strip of leaf ornament
cast by: William & Robert Corr of Aldbourne

Fourth    cast 1623 inscribed:
LET YOVAR HOPE BE XN THE LORD EK X623
cast by Ellis Knight I

Fifth     cast 1665 inscribed:
FEARE GOD HONOVR THE KING 1665
cast by Ellis and Henry Knight II

Tenor     cast 1892 inscribed:
MEARS & STAINBANK, WHITECHAPEL FOUNDRY, LONDON
on a separate line below the shoulder is
RECAST 1892
Notes:
  1. further information to be added later.
  2. The Keltek Trust measured the tonals of the bells in March 2009 showing a nominal frequency for the tenor of 868.5 Hz, corresponding to a keynote of A -23 cents, within the expected tolerance from the above value.
    On a Previous certificate, values for the pitch of the bells were in error by about one tone; for example, that of the tenor was given incorrectly as G -35/100.

Page last updated 10 March 2009

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