[Bell Historians] Re: Heavy old bells

Richard Offen richard.offen at onfWtoI1FuP6TFh1igjgb5qdlAjH9-GT-4ns5KudHpUs4sadMnF_S9QxWlkMmJtXqg3cBPXTvKxYeAXICITz5YNE.yahoo.invalid
Mon Oct 10 23:24:39 BST 2011

Surely Great Peter is still in use. I certainly herd it tolling for evensong when I was in Gloucester in April. 

I assume you meant Queen Camel tenor was the oldest heave change ringing bell?


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On 10/10/2011, at 11:52 PM, "simon_a_bond" <simon.bond.lists at UEOSorjUxi2peAWwKS5Hqns8VtVZRPXdVJ30r9GQQqZrCfKd57YhtfokjQPN9GAjtp0zZMQgj212ZVto_RdD4F9K4V3YQSBm.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

> --- 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.
> Simon
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