Heavy old bells

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Mon Oct 10 16:52:28 BST 2011

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, Sue Marsden <erincaters at ...> wrote:
> What is the heaviest pre 1650
> bell? Apologies if this has been covered before ir the information is
> available elsewhere.

I would guess Great Peter at 59-3-14 and c1450 probably ticks this box. Sadly Great Tom in Oxford just misses your criteria (1680) but the 31cwt tenor in the ringing peal was cast in 1589. Queen Camel tenor is perhaps the heaviest bell before 1650 still in use.



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