RSJ Headstocks & Barwells.
richard.offen at o...
Mon May 24 23:20:07 BST 2004
Another example of
> them (Bowell I am told) is at Leeds, Kent.
[Only the back four at Leeds are on Bowell's RSJ stocks, the front
six have timber headstocks (also by Bowell). However there are
loads of other examples these excellent pieces of steelwork in Kent:
Gillingham, Marden, Smarden, Halling, Boxley, East Sutton, Chart
Sutton, Warehorne, St Nicholas at Wade, to name but a few!]
> Sure enough, she returned this evening with this superb post card,
> taken in 1908, of the six bells and ringers of "Old Bradwell
Church" - now part
> of Milton Keynes I am told. The ringers names are also written on
the back of
> the card. They look like three very old bells and three new - if
you zoom in
> very close, you can just make out the word "Barwell" on the tenor.
> all - they have a set of RSJ headstocks, and very smart they look
[The fact that the bell was cast by Barwell, doesn't necessarily mean
that the fittings were made by him - they could have subsequently
been rehung by Bowell.]
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