Bellfounders' Marks

Richard Offen richard at
Tue Aug 15 04:31:11 BST 2006

--- In bellhistorians at, "Mike Chester" <mike at ...> wrote:
> I've been on a ringing weekend and noted down details of rings, where 
> available.  The list on the wall at Tideswell did not identify the 
> founders of the non-Taylor bells. It did, however, reproduce the 
> founders' marks.
> Can anyone please confirm that I have identified the founder of 4, 5 
> 8 correctly from their mark as being by George Oldfield I?
> I cannot find the mark for the 3rd in the books I have.  It is is a 
> shield with SS over H. Can anyone please help here?
> Thanks
> Mike

I hope you took note of the Oldfield bell standing in the church as 



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