Shrewsbury Abbey

Richard Offen richard at ...
Wed Oct 26 14:49:01 BST 2005

--- In bellhistorians at, "Mike Chester" <mike at m...> wrote:
> Can anyone put the "Nabbers" out of their misery? Were these bells 
> rehung for chiming or are they really unringable with an ellacombe?
> Mike

They were hung dead from beams by J T & Co at the end of the 19th 
century and are chimed by means of an Ellacombe apparatus.

There were several peals rung on the bells during the eighteenth 
century, but one only has to look at the tower today, which is more 
window than wall, to realise that it probably always lacked the 
stability required for full circle ringing.

Sam is right by the way, it is dedicated to Holy Cross as all adicts of 
Brother Cadfael will tell you!



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