[Bell Historians] Re: Great Gidding

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Tue Jul 3 17:15:48 BST 2012

Looking at the sources I think the 1706 and 1724 references relate to information from glebe terriers of those dates - and are likely to be reliable (unlike the notoriously unreliable Browne Willis lists compiled by an antiquary at a distance). Terriers were lists of church property drawn up locally by the parish officers and lodged with the Diocesan Registrar.
The Dove lists of lost rings and reductions have a c1800 cut off date, though, so this one isn't a candidate for adding to the lists
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Maybe the sixth bell was a sanctus, or at least something unconnected with
the ring?  My experience of the Victoria County Histories is that although
its authors try very hard to be accurate they are not generally complied by
people with detailed knowledge of bells.  At Whittington in Lancashire they
get the dates of the bells rights but give them the wrong way round, so that
the tenor is recorded as the treble.

Peter Rivet

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  I have found that most of what he says is lifted from:-


  "There are five bells, inscribed: (1) T.C. [or T.G.] 1670. (2) Taylors
bellfounders Oxford 1839.(3) Taylor . s founder . s Oxford: 1839. (4) J.
Taylor & Co.: founders Loughborough 1873. (5) Conjugium partus mysteria
festa decoro anno Domini 1756. The first is by Tobias Norris III and the
fifth by Joseph Eayre. In 1709 there were six bells, (fn. 79) but by 1724
there were only five."

  Not sure if this helps or hinders!



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