[Bell Historians] bell pit
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Wed Jan 20 12:36:59 GMT 2010
For recent (2007) descriptions of archaeologically assessed and verified Bell Casting pits, see my "Church Bells of the Channel Islands". One is inside a church (at Catel, Guernsey) and is visible through a glass panel in the floor; the other is in the Fishermens Chapel adjacent to St Brelade Church in Jersey. The archaeological assessment by Dr Warwick Rodwell is discussed. In both cases ornamented portions of the bell moulds were found and possible founders identified.
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From: John Ketteringham
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There are many examples of bell casting pits in churches. In 1623, when Augustine Bowler recast the fourth bell in St Hugh's tower at Lincoln Cathedral he set up a temporary furnace in the hallway of the Deanery and James Benson was employed for two days to repave the hall at a cost of 2s!
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