[Bell Historians] Rudhall Rings

Peter Rivet peter at qt6lCE8Tf9CFMAeeaaQ0QTS5l4EqQ3uwG3McLp38J0hgjDGut4zDIfffi3cRyt2RsF6ZMKMEhzKPT5V2DBqQIr8.yahoo.invalid
Tue Nov 14 18:58:44 GMT 2006

When Fred Sharpe wrote up Herefordshire bells he commented that complete
rings of bells by the Rudhalls were becoming rare, and Mary Bliss in her
Gloucestershire book notes that the back six at Prestbury (Abel Rudhall
1748) are the only complete ring by him remaining in the Diocese.

However they are by no means extinct.  Near Lancaster we have complete
Rudhall rings at Cockerham (6) which are all Abel Rudhall 1748 and Melling
(6) which are Abel Rudhall 1753-4.  We also have the back six of the eight
at Hornby, which were cast at the Gloucester foundry during the period when
it was under Francis Tyler's management in 1761.

And at Boston (Mass) the eight at Old North Church are as I understand it
still a complete Abel Rudhall eight of 1744.

Peter Rivet

  -----Original Message-----
  From: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
[mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Mike Chester
  Sent: 14 November 2006 09:45
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
  Subject: [Bell Historians] Rudhall Rings

  The Hawarden website says that they are the only complete Rudhall
  ring. I find this surprising for some reason. Is this claim true,
  based on being a ring by one Rudhall only?


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