Chewton Mendip old six
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Mon May 4 22:26:36 BST 2009
Anyone know who cast the second and third of the heavy six that preceeded the present Taylor octave at Chewton Mendip? Ellacombe gives the inscriptions of the two bells as:
THOMAS LANGTON CAST WE THREE LESSER BELLS G. ADAM WARDEN 1627
T. PENGARD CHURCHWARDEN WIL. COVENTRY CARPENTER THO. STAR Ye PLUMER S. WASON Ye MAS 1627
I can find no mention in anything I have to hand of a founder called Thomas Langton. I have trawled through the lists of bells by various founders of the time in Chris Dalton's "Dorset" and John Scott's "Devon", but drawn a blank.
Anyone have any ideas?
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