[Bell Historians] LLEWELLINS and James

David Cawley dave at d...
Wed May 7 12:56:07 BST 2003

Most interesting. But their name, which really ought to have been noted on the inspection, particularly if an accurate report is being rendered, was


not as spelt in the email !


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Richard C Stevens 
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 11:47 AM
Subject: [Bell Historians] St Kew, Cornwall

I have recently carried out an inspection at St James Church, St Kew,
Cornwall. As there has been an interest recently in bells by Llewellyn &
James, I felt readers might like to know that bells 4 & 5 were recast by
Llewellyn & James in 1904, when the bells were rehung in a new frame by the
same firm. This fact is not recorded in the Church Bells of Cornwall, By
Arthur Cannon.

The bells at St Kew were originally a ring of six by John Rudhall of
Gloucester, dated 1818. Various recastings have taken place, as follows -

1. Tenor recast by C & G Mears - 1845
2. Third recast by Mears & Stainbank - 1869
3. 4th & 5th recast by Llewellyn & James - 1904
4. Tenor recast by John Taylor - 1931.

The bells have no canons, and are hung on wooden headstocks in the metal
frame supplied by Llewellyn & James in 1904.

Richard Stevens.

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