[Bell Historians] Unusual bell hanging [5 Attachments]

Peter Trent peter.trent at btinternet.com
Tue Dec 17 23:35:09 GMT 2013

I came across the item on the attached photos today and would welcome some 
opinions. It was in the belfry at Woodnorton in Norfolk. L'Estrange has the 
following information:

"In 1699, the steeple being down, the three bells small and cracked, and 
hung in a
low shed in the churchyard, and the houses in the parish being scattered and
at a distance, it was impossible for the parishioners to know when they 
repair to church ; leave therefore was granted by the Bishop to collect a 
to enable them to melt down the three bells into one, and to rebuild a 
of the steeple to hang it in"

My initiial thoughts are that this is one of the shed hangings for the small 
bells and suspended and swung by hand? Has anyone seen something like this 

Peter Trent
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