[Bell Historians] Oldest Bells

Mr J Greenhough j.greenhough at w...
Thu May 23 16:21:45 BST 2002

well there's Sausthorpe, Lincs, a 3 by a local founder working c.1400 -
perhaps John Ketteringham would dust-off his book and check as mine's at
my parents' home. they were re-hung by M&S in 1908 but the frame's now
rotten after decades of water penetration through the spire. they're major
and 1+3 have octave hums but the 2nd's a nasty pan!

On Thu, 23 May 2002, Andrew Aspland wrote:

> >b) the oldest ring - Smithfield was the one that came to mind
> There are three bells at Saxton in Yorkshire which were all cast at the
> same
> time to commemorate the battle of Towton in 1461.  They have been rehung
> (Taylors 1982) in a wooden frame but have not been altered in any other
> way.
> Thus the same bell sound has been eminating from the tower for nearly 550
> years.
> Are they the oldest complete set unaltered since?
> Andrew
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