[Bell Historians] Erpingham, Norfolk

David Cawley dave at I0Zn14JnBbF6TOFPPSYm42DnucWQe7R7lser9MhxR4xLvmxtxwwdY8pgoOFFPID6aI17temMe1OzjMKTSA5Y7X2yc6ZjcQ.yahoo.invalid
Sat Nov 11 17:52:32 GMT 2006

I have details of the bells given to me by Bill Hughes some years ago. The 3rd and 4th in five at St John de Sepulchre were recast and a treble added to make six in 1907; two further trebles (now at East Haling) were added in 1908. So what are now the 4th, 5th and tenor at Erpingham did not go in to Whitechapel, the work in 1907/8 being carried out by Day of Eye, who also built the frame at Erpingham in which they now hang. 
Nevertheless I was given the weight of 8-3-22 at some point which is a little on the light side given that the bell retains its canons and has not been tuned. I do not recall the source of my information.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Bryant 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006 1:52 PM
  Subject: [Bell Historians] Erpingham, Norfolk

  I have just noticed something rather suspect with regard to the stated
  weight given in Dove for the tenor of the above church.

  The ring of six were formerly the back six of eight at St John de Sepulchre
  in Norwich. The two trebles of eight went to East Harling to augment the
  bells there to eight.

  Dove gives the source of its weight for Erpingham (8-3-22) as the lost rings
  list. What makes me suspicious is that 8-3-22 is also the weight of East
  Harling tenor (a Taylor rehang so there will be a measured weight). It could
  be a coincidence, but doesn't seem that likely.

  Can anyone confirm the source of the weight given for Erpingham? I believe
  that the bells were installed by local area ringers, so it is entirely
  possible that the bells may not have been weighed. Paul Cattermole's Norwich
  book does not give a measured weight for the bells - it says approximately
  9½ cwt. Has someone mistakenly quoted the tenor weight for East Harling?


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