[Bell Historians] St Dunstan-in-the-East & St Stephen Rosslyn Hill

David Cawley dcawley at w...
Wed Nov 3 13:29:22 GMT 2004

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I have 2nd 6-2-18 and 4th 8-0-11 (scource: The Bellmaster).

Present weights of the treble & 3rd (5 and 6 at Gospel Oak) 4-2-16 and 6-0-=

I did a report on these bells at the request of the CCC / London DAC in 198=
2. From what I recall, they were very much 8 + 2 and I believe the two treb=
les arrived after the 8. I did urge that every reasonable effort should be =
made to save them for use elsewhere. They were quite ringable as they hung,=
but at risk in a much vandalized church.=20

There were serious thoughts as to how and where the bells might be re-used =
as a ring, and these were seriously followed up in three places. One withdr=
ew as it got its bells from elsewhere; another on structural grounds, leavi=
ng one. The problem which then arose was that the parish kept upping the p=
rice. The three largest bells were scrapped early in 1987; the remainder su=
rvived until 1993, when two were tuned, and four trebles cast out of the re=
maining metal to make the chime at All Hallows.

As to St Dunstan's, I do have something of an interest in these, and have p=
rovided much of the information on that particular page. I do welcome John'=
s reminiscences; not least about "paying our respects" and refreshing ourse=
lves at "The Golden Egg". The enhanced recording of course barely does TGS =
justice, but it does capture something of the ethereal quality of what RHD =
and I described as "The last word in every respect".=20=20=20

----- Original Message -----=20
From: Andrew Bull=20
To: 'bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com'=20
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 12:37 PM
Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] St Dunstan-in-the-East & St Stephen Rossly=
n Hill

The bells at Rosslyn Hill were cast as a complete ten by Taylors in 1872.=
Details recorded at Loughborough in October 1982 when the bells were remov=
1. 28=C2=BD" 6-0- 0
2. 30=C2=BE" 7-1- 0
3. 33" 7-1-25
4. 33=C2=BE" 8-0- 4
5. 35=C2=BD" 8-2- 0
6. 38=C2=BD" 10-1-25
7. 42=C2=BC" 13-0- 7
8. 44=C2=BD" 15-2-18
9. 49=C2=BD" 20-0-14
10. 55=C2=BD" 27-0-12 C-sharp
[Taylors, per CJP]
Andrew Bull
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Sent: 03 November 2004 12:15
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Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] St Dunstan-in-the-East & St Stephen Ross=
lyn Hill

Alan is quite right about The ten in Hampstead - they were appalling to=
listen to , but in a way I would almost like to go back there and ring. A=
m I right in thinking that were cast as complete 10 in the 1850's ? Perhaps=
they were the most dreadful ten in Greater London , but of course there co=
uld be quite a debate as to which is or was the worst.=20

Jim Shepard=20

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