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.
|I||4-2-14||518||235||F||2′ 3″||68.6||1922||John Taylor & Co||A. HINDE
E. C. GROCOTT
|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
|III||5-3-4||648||294||D||2′ 6″||76.2||1922||John Taylor & Co||PROSPERITY TO THIS TOWN & PARISH A*R 1713
|IV||6-2-0||728||330||C||2′ 8″||81.3||1922||John Taylor & Co||PEACE & GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD A*R 1713
|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|
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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