[Bell Historians] Cromwell's churches?

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Tue Mar 7 16:16:37 GMT 2006

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Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Cromwell's churches?

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> > Can anyone direct me to a list of the churches built or rebuilt 
during the
> > Commonwealth please?

Not strictly related, but Fillongley had 2 bells cast during the 
Commonwealth, one subsequently recast. This, I gather, is not 


 Can't find the reference, but H.B. Walters claimed that no bells were cast
in England in 1642.  This seems to be the case in Wiltshire, but are there
any 1642 bells elsewhere?  

John Lott I of Warminster cast a number of bells during the Commonwealth.
Wiltshire bells include Edington 1647 (complete with Royal Arms) and 1654;
Erlestoke, 1648; Durrington 1654; Idmiston, 1654; Enford 1658; Maiden
Bradley 1656; Stourton 1657; two for Upavon in 1658 and Warminster St
Lawrence in 1657. A bell is claimed for Chippenham for 1645, but this was a
misprint in Daniels' 'History of Chippenham' and the bell was not cast until
1654.  Other Commonwealth bells by Lott include Silton, Dorset, in 1657 and
in Somerset Norton St Philip in 1649 and South Brewham in 1654.



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