[Bell Historians] Diagonal bellframes

Susan Dalton dalton.family at v...
Wed Oct 1 18:10:07 BST 2003

There are still lots around, especially in the E Midlands. Mostly 18th and
earlier 19th centuries. James Harrison did some, e.g. Yarburgh. And Thorpe
Malsor near Kettering comes to mind.

Little Somerford in Wilts. is a much earlier one in a tiny tower. And some
of those high-sided medieval frames in East Anglia are placed diagonally.

Wasn't/isn't Rotherhithe, London, diagonal?

As an earlier correspondent pointed out, a diagonal frame means you can make
use of the window openings.

In haste


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