[Bell Historians] retention of old bells

Mrthigby at a... Mrthigby at a...
Sat Dec 7 21:31:43 GMT 2002

In a message dated 07/12/02 21:05:24 GMT Standard Time, djb122 at y... 

> Does anyone know of the first instance of a bell (or its inscription band or
> the whole crown and inscription band) being kept for antiquarian reasons
> when the bell was removed from the ring? We had the mention of Ellacombe
> recently, and the earliest whole bell I know of is the old 6th at Beveley
> Minster, removed from the ring in 1895 and now in the SW clock chamber. Are
> there any earlier ones?

There is a very old bell on display at Doneraile, Co Cork. It is noted in 
Fred Dukes book.

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