[Bell Historians] inaccuracies in RCHM publications

George Dawson George at d...
Tue Mar 18 08:25:37 GMT 2003

I think you ought ro contact them & point out specifics. You never know, you
may get a job!

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Bryant" <djb122 at y...>
To: "Bell Historians" <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 4:18 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] inaccuracies in RCHM publications

> I'm sure many will be aware that the RCHM inventories often contain brief
> details of bells, which are not noted for their accuracy. I've just been
> compiling details of a York ring of three which is now no longer in
> existence. The relevant RCHM volume gives details, and cites Poppleton's
> West Riding paper as their reference. However, comparing the two reveals
> that (a) they have got the bells in the wrong order, (b) they have copied
> the inscriptions of two out of the three incorrectly and (c) they have
> missed the date off of one inscription, and copied it incorrectly on
> another. Poppleton is very clearly and logically set out, so I can't
> see any excuse at all. I think we should expect a better standard of
> research from an official research body such as the RCHM (which,
> incidentally, is now a part of English Heritage).
> David
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