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Alan Furse alfurse at h...
Mon Jul 21 09:06:04 BST 2003

An information leaflet in the church of St. James, Teignmouth, Devon says 
that the present ring of bells was made up as follows:

The bells originally consisted of four 14th century 'Jesus Bells'; they were 
large but of doubtful musical quality. The four bells were melted down by 
Mears of London in 1879 and the metal used to cast the present Tenor and 
Treble bells. The remaining six bells are second hand and came from a church 
in Lancashire.

Two questions:
1. What is a 'Jesus bell'?
2. Which Lancashire church did the other six come from ?

Has anyone any ideas?

Alan Furse

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