Details of the Bells


The following table gives details of the bells. The measurements were made in 1922 when the bells were augmented to eight, tuned and rehung in a new steel frame and were recorded in imperial units. For non-ringers, perhaps the most unusual units are those used for the weights; even today, bell ringers refer to the weight of bells in hundredweights (112 lbs), quarters (28 lbs) and pounds (lbs), and it is rare to see weights expressed in metric units. NB: 20cwt is equal to 1 imperial ton (which is just 16kg less than a metric tonne or thereabouts). The weights of the bells are also shown in pounds alone together with the nearest metric equivalent for an easy appreciation of the weight for non-ringers. The total weight of the bells is shown in the footer row of the table. The note of each bell is also shown; together the bells in the tower make a complete diatonic octave in the key of F Major.

Bell Weight Note Diameter Cast Founder Inscription
cwt-qtrs-lbs lbs ~Kg feet-ins ~cm
I 4-2-14 518 235 F 2′ 3″ 68.6 1922 John Taylor & Co A. HINDE
E. C. GROCOTT
CHURCHWARDENS. 1922
II 5-0-0 560 254 E 2′ 4″ 71.1 1922 John Taylor & Co W. SUTTON
W., A., H., T. & A. STUBBS
E. H. STEVENTON
H.EDWARDS
A. JERVIS
BELLRINGERS. 1922
III 5-3-4 648 294 D 2′ 6″ 76.2 1922 John Taylor & Co PROSPERITY TO THIS TOWN & PARISH A*R 1713
RECAST 1922
IV 6-2-0 728 330 C 2′ 8″ 81.3 1922 John Taylor & Co PEACE & GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD A*R 1713
RECAST 1922
V 8-0-2 898 407 Bb 2′ 11 5/8″ 90.5 1713 Abraham I Rudhall ABR: RUDHALL CAST US ALL 1713
VI 9-0-4 1012 459 A 3′ 1 7/8″ 96.2 1713 Abraham I Rudhall GOD SAVE THE CHURCH AND QUEEN ANN A*R 1713
VII 12-1-11 1383 627 G 3′ 5 1/2″ 105.0 1713 Abraham I Rudhall PROSPERITY TO ALL OUR BENEFACTORS A*R 1713
VIII 14-2-18 1642 745 F 3′ 9″ 114.0 1713 Abraham I Rudhall THO: TALBOT HUMPHREY HAYLES CHURCHWARDENS A*R 1713
8 65-3-25 7389 3351

The * between the A and R in the inscription column indicates Abraham Rudhall’s founder’s mark
which does not have an equivalent character in the font!

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