[Bell Historians] Exeter cathedral

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at 5OuQZFbSNfkx1YujQ8_lf7DhSBZ97Klibh_EXB-PxPwP5pM_n3iUf-ilXCbkhzhUSjtfW6o0wNPlFA_lCIEQMo4cYYlh2P8.yahoo.invalid
Mon Jul 26 20:23:03 BST 2010


I tend to use this site for online bell books - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Bells%22%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts&page=2 - but the obvious titles for Exeter aren't included.

However, the appendices to Ellacombe's "Gloucestershire" http://www.archive.org/details/churchbellsofglo00ella - may contain the material you found [Perhaps not. I have a list of the contents of the extras to "Gloucestershire" and "Somerset" - and a search on "Exeter" drew a blank]

After that, the most likely titles are:

Ellacombe's The Church Bells of Devon (1870s)  - details of Exeter Cathedral bells [a single page I can scan if required]

The Ringer's Guide to the Church Bells of Devon by Charles Pearson (1888) 

John Scott's pamphlet on the bells of Exeter Cathedral (various printings since the 1960s)

Chris Pickford

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Richard Smith 
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  Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 6:07 PM
  Subject: [Bell Historians] Exeter cathedral


  Much to my irritation I've just tipped a cup of coffee all 
  over my desk and rendered illegible the first page of some 
  notes I'd made on the history of the bells of Exeter 
  cathedral. I can't now read where I got the information 
  from, and I'm hoping someone can help me work this out.

  It was definitely a book or pamphlet that had been scanned 
  and made available on-line (probably through archive.org or 
  Google Books); I think it was from the 19th century. I had 
  used the book to draw up a table showing each recast and 
  augmentation of the bells since the 16th or 17th century, 
  and it was particularly informative about the fact that they 
  had a flat sixth long before the natural sixth suggesting a 
  ring in the Mixolydian mode.

  I've tried searching the obvious on-line archives for 
  likely-looking titles, but have drawn a blank. Can anyone 
  suggest what this book might have been?



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