[Bell Historians] Stawley.
nickwbowden at ...
Fri Jan 20 21:38:55 GMT 2006
Perhaps someone may do a modern tonal analysis of them as they certainly
sound like 1-5 of 8. I have a (non-digital) 1990 VHS recording of them.
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From: "Andrew Higson" <andrew_higson at ...>
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Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Stawley.
> JT records:
> 1. 2'3 1/2" 4-1-12, 1/4 sharp of D#
> 2. 2'5 1/2" 5-1-8, 1/4 sharp of C#
> Both cast 7th June 1871 and despatched 5th July 1873
> Inscription on treble:
> Presented to Stawley Church by the Revd. John Hayne in the
> year 1872. Who had been rector of the parish for 30 years.
> Revd. J:P:Hayne 1872
> Tenor note given as G#
> As the relationship between the tenor and the trebles seems to be
> correct, is it more a case of the bells being a long way out of what we
> consider to be in tune rather than a modal relationship to which the
> bells may bear some passing resemblance? Unlikely to be 1-5 of 8 if the
> two trebles are a whole tone apart.
> Good Friday afternoon material, Matthew.
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> Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Stawley.
> >Has anyone got the outline details fo the bells at Stawley, Somerset?
> Back three medieval Exeter foundry. Two trebles Taylor's 1870s. Canons
> front two, retained on back three. Frame & fittings by Arthur Fiddler -
> fabricated steel canon retaining stocks on back two, RSJ stocks on
> Lowside frame - if I remember rightly it's a 6-bell frame.
> The bells are tuned in the Lydian mode (i.e. 1-5 of 8) - don't know why
> Taylor's did this.
> So far as I'm aware the bells were not weighed when Arthur Fiddler
> them - tenor approx. 8 cwt.
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