[Bell Historians] RE: Royal arms and feathers

Susan Dalton dalton.family at v...
Fri Oct 31 10:18:07 GMT 2003

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 known.
> 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 displaying
them somewhere, and were in the hands of somebody who had now moved rrom the
village. I mean to follow this up.

Re Box, another case where the royal arms were cut out and preserved is the
tenor at Boyton, Wilts. (Richard Purdue I 1616 / M & S 1937). And again the
arms are beautifully reproduced in facsimile on the new bell.


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