[Bell Historians] RE: Royal arms and feathers
dcawley at w...
Mon Nov 3 10:59:26 GMT 2003
And yet another in the Warner Collection (M29-1950) at the V&A.
Quite a large, practically square (8" x 7.1/2") piece from just below the
Entirely filled with the Royal Arms of Charles II., rather blurred, perhaps
from being impressed twice.
RWMC observes it is apparently from the old 3/4 at Broad Blunsdon, Wilts,
Rober Neale, Burford, 1675; recast by Warner 1913.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Dalton" <dalton.family at v...>
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Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] RE: Royal arms and feathers
> David Cawley writes
> One of the best known examples no longer exists, viz the 4/5 from Lea,
> > Wilts - CD's photograph of the PoW's Feathers on this bell is well
> > The bell itself was scrapped around 1976.
> When I revisited Lea earlier this year I was given to understand that bits
> of the inscriptions of the three bells which were scrapped (the treble of
> five had gone much earlier) were preserved with the intention of
> them somewhere, and were in the hands of somebody who had now moved rrom
> village. I mean to follow this up.
> Re Box, another case where the royal arms were cut out and preserved is
> tenor at Boyton, Wilts. (Richard Purdue I 1616 / M & S 1937). And again
> arms are beautifully reproduced in facsimile on the new bell.
> C D
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