Reading the national bell register

Mike Chester mike at
Thu Oct 9 00:12:01 BST 2008

--- In bellhistorians at, "dcwillispiano" 
<dcwillispiano at ...> wrote:
> I have downloaded the oxford guild part of this into a spreadsheet
> and as others have said , it is all a splendid piece of work .


> My first home tower , Sonning , has 4 Ellis Knight tenors dated 
> 1640/41
> and under the LIST column of the register "yes" is entered against
> each bell . I presume that this is a preservation order . 

It means that the bells are listed and there are certain assumptions 
against tuning, recasting, etc - others will no doubt fill in the 

I notice that canon status for the front bells, frequencies and 
diameters are not in the pNBR - can you not supply them to JCB?



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