Richard Offen richard.offen at
Thu Aug 2 13:58:53 BST 2007

--- In bellhistorians at, "Anne Willis" <zen16073 at ...> 
> When did the systematic collection of bell inscriptions start?  The 
> century?
> Anne

The first 'county' book recording the details of bells was Sussex, 
published in 1864, however some of the eighteenth century 'county' 
historians, such as Brian Faussett in Kent, recod the details of some 
bell inscriptions, so clearly there was an interest in such things at 
that time.



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