[Bell Historians] Heathcote bell

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Sun Mar 27 19:07:26 BST 2011

No, the Clitheroe bell is by George Heathcote, whilst the old Youlgeave
tenor had a badge with PH in it.




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In the summary of George Heathcote's bells in The Church Bells of Derbyshire
there is a 40.5 inch bell at Youlgreave recast by Mears & Stainbank in 1870,
weighing 11-2-19, any chance that it didn't go into the pot and is now at



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--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Nick Bowden" <nickwbowden at ...>
> I would say 11 cwt. A very interesting find.
> Nick

Indeed a very interesting find.

A few months earlier, John Greenhough discovered an unhung bell cast in
1828, at Chipping (Lancs) RC. Off list discussion has suggested that the
Chipping bell (one of two unhung bells) may have been cast in Wigan.

I turned up an unhung bell at Brindle, RC Church at the same time-also cast
in 1828. This one is cast in brass and is 15" diameter.

The interesting thing about the Brindle bell, is that it was cast by J
Lindsay & Co, Canal Foundry, Preston, Lancs. That Foundry appears to be
trading under the name of Stevenson & Co by the 1830s.

There is a bronze bell from the Canal foundry (also found by John), at
Withnell, Lancs. Stevenson & Co cast two bronze bells in 1835 as
replacements for a ring which was at Leyland, St Andrew.

Gillett and Johnston recast that ring in 1929. But the fact that the
Stevenson & co bells at Leyland were in existance for over ninety years is
remarkable. It would take a lot of effort in the 1800's for a company who
didn't cast bells as part of a ring/chime as part of thier normal business,
to cast two bells as part of a ring.

There is/was a bell from the Canal Foundry up in Rothesy, Scotland, I

But I wonder how many bells there are in existance cast by that foundry, and
how many were cast in bronze? It could be that the foundry only cast bells
when asked to, in addition to their main business, or that they tried
unsuccesfully, to break into the market as bellfounders.



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