[Bell Historians] hlep, please
zen16073 at z...
Sat Feb 12 19:39:20 GMT 2005
Can anyone identify the towers where the bells with these inscriptions are?
>From W C Lukis's papers in the Guernsey Museum, probably from the 1850s
Firstly, one bell
top line in inscription band: T
2nd line: TH
lower down, perhaps on waist:
cross ANTHONY BOND MADE ME 1615.
According to Colchester's 'Hampshire Church Bells' Anthony Bond cast bells
for St Lawrence Winchester in 1621; North Stoneham in 1623; and St Helen's,
IOW, in 1610, so somewhere in Hampshire might be a possibility. Colchester
classifies Bond as 'itinerant', but I don't know how accurate this is.
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