[Bell Historians] Re: Lichfield Cathedral

Andrew Higson, Bellmaster andrew_higson at t...
Mon May 24 09:03:41 BST 2004

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From: Susan Dalton 
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Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2004 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Re: Lichfield Cathedral

Points I would wish to make here are
1. Historically, the 1680s ten-bell frame is certainly important.
2. Generally, it is a fine, well-designed and well-constructed thing and
still performs very well. 

By virtue of being regularly attended to - since the steelwork was put in JT have done a twice yearly servicing to keep the thing tight.

3. But the present ninth and tenor are rather big for their pits and it
is in this area that the troubles of a few years ago arose. 

As were their predecessors. Mr Rudhall's 9th was 48" in diameter in a pit 46 3/4" wide and Mr Mears' tenor 53 5/8" diameter in a pit the same width. JT 9th is also 48" although the tenor is now 54"

Andrew Higson

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