[Bell Historians] The Oldest ring

Richard Smith richard@ex-parrot.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Wed Sep 9 15:02:19 BST 2015

David Willis dcwillispiano at yahoo.com [bellhistorians] wrote:

> He [Fred Sharpe] also writes (1970) that Harwell back 6 is 
> the oldest existing ring of 6 in the world.
> Is that statement still true ?

According to Dove, these are the ten oldest sixes together 
with the date of their newest bell:

   1612   Harwell, Oxon (back six of eight)
   1637   Monks Risborough, Bucks
   1642   Hurst, Berks (back six of eight)
   1651   Dorchester, Oxon (back six of eight)
   1654   St Swithun, Worcester, Worcs
   1655   Derby Cathedral, Derbys (back six of ten)
   1659   Hathersage, Derbys
   1660   Stanton, Glos
   1662   St Peter, Sudbury, Suffolk (back six of ten)
   1669   St Edward, Cambridge, Cambs


Posted by: Richard Smith <richard at ex-parrot.com>


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