[Bell Historians] bell pit

Anne Willis zen16073 at _sQILdvrqu-qrON3ynEqx30KcsRuEtwqW5MwOT7vqBFNkQZKXsIKAbK7CKRzhN3q251eM7YctBa7Ew.yahoo.invalid
Thu Jan 21 13:55:26 GMT 2010

I've been in touch with Tim Reynolds (the DAC Archaeologist) who doesn't
think it's a bell pit at all, but says that some of the locals are fixed on
the idea - to the extent of ignoring other arguments and possibilities!.
Apparently the pit is not bell shaped, it is not very deep, and on the
evidence of the primary fill is probably C18/C19th rather than C14th. He
thinks (subject to analysis) that the metal is lead
Possibly more to follow - but that probably ends the interest in this find
for most of us on this list

I wonder if the churchwardens' accounts have any reference to re-leading the
roof at that time.



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