[Bell Historians] Tower Classification requrred

John Camp camp@bellringers.org [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Mon Apr 11 15:46:05 BST 2016

At 12:30 on 9 April 2016, ALAN A J BUSWELL aaj.buswell at btinternet.com [bellhistorians] wrote:

>      I am trying to compile a list of all so-called secular towers.
> These include all mini-rings, de-listed churches and other purpose
> built buildings. They fall roughly into four categories. Examples
> are: Adelaide, Town Hall being Secular (8); Appleton, Workshop
> Campanile in Private Ownership (32); Chester, Old St Mary's in Local
> Authority Ownership (2) and Dunkeld Cathedral is In Trust (4). There
> may be other categories that could imply a tower being secular yet
> unknown to me - please advise. So far I have detected nearly 50 locations in Dove.

> Could all these classes be classified as being Secular? If so, then
> they will be taken out of my Q.P county listing and placed under a
> separate heading. Doing this may indicate the interest or trend of
> ringing in these locations and ringing in general.

What about Oxford colleges and former churches: Merton, Magdalen, New
College, Lincoln, Carfax.  Also St Cross, now owned by Balliol College
with the bells made inaccessible.  But maybe you've included these in
one of your categories.

John Camp

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Posted by: John Camp <john at camp.uk.net>


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