U and V

John David johnedavid at h...
Sun Apr 13 15:27:41 BST 2003

Has anything been published on when Bellfounders started to use U instead of 
V (for U) in inscriptions? A quick look through various county books 
suggests that U was rare before about 1700 and V for U was rare after about 
1750. This is in connection with the bell-pit found at the Castel Church, 
Guernsey, a few years ago.
Does the change –over coincide with the use of U in monumental inscriptions? 
and would it have occurred at the same time in France?

John David

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