[Bell Historians] Lost rings

Neil Skelton neil.tcct at v...
Mon Sep 22 10:09:42 BST 2003

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IPSWICH ST PETER: Bowell of Ipswich 1902 (taken from the brass plate of the=
chiming rack).

WILSFORD, WILTS: Reduced to 4 by disposal of the cracked Rudhall (1718) ten=
or in about 1960.

Neil Skelton.
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Lost rings

Many thanks to those who responded to the enquiry regarding four rings re=
moved from the church. We now have the year of removal for Stanion and Thro=

As some of you may be aware I am writing an article for the RW regarding =
lost rings. This is not about any specific ring but about the trends which =
are apparent when we analyse what happened to the ring and when it happened=
. Consequently any information to fill the gaps would be greatly appreciate=

There are several conversions to chiming only where I have no idea of the=
year of conversion (or even approximate year). Can anyone help with the fo=

Brington, Cambs., All Saints, 4, 5-1-0
Colne, Cambs., St. Helen, 4, 7.5 cwt
Denchworth, Oxon, St James, 4, 4-3-3
Hamstall Ridware, Staffs., St. Michael, 4, 7-1-23
Horsheath, Cambs., All Saints, 4, 8 cwt
Hughley, Salop, St. John Baptist, 4, 4.25
Ipswich, Suffolk, St. Peter, 6, 9 cwt
Lewes, E. Sussex, St. Thomas a Becket, 4, 6 cwt
Radnage, Bucks., St. Mary, 4, 9cwt
Wentnor, Salop, St. Michael, 4, 7 cwt
Wilne, Derbyshire, St. Chad, 4, 10-0-14
Wilsford, Wilts., St. Michael, 5, 12 cwt

and overseas:
Montreal, Quebec, Can., Basilica of Notre Dame, 10, 52-1-0
Montreal, Quebec, Can., St. Patrick, 10, 20-0-26

Any information, even approximate, is most welcome.

Many thanks

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