[Bell Historians] Re: Penshurst

DJ Bryant djb122 at y...
Mon Dec 9 11:47:59 GMT 2002

On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, andrewmbull <a.bull at s...> wrote:

> It is possible, of course, that the front four all have exact weights 
> with a zero in the pounds column. In "Bells and Belfries of Dorset", 
> Chris Dalton says that after retuning at Whitechapel in 1952, the now 
> scrapped ring of six of Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury, all came out with 
> a zero in the pounds column. Is this unique ?

They weren't all scrapped. The 4th and 5th are sat in the garden of the
local museum at the top of Gold Hill, visible to all passers-by and
looking very green and forlorn. They would be better off at another
church. The church building itself is now used for secular purposes. it is
an early work of Gilbert Scott, and is finely sited in a spacious
churchyard on the hill above the lower town.


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