[Bell Historians] 17th century bell from All Hallows Old Church, Cumbria

'Peter Rivet' peter@plrivet.plus.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Fri Mar 4 15:42:09 GMT 2016

I don’t know the answer to your question about the whereabouts of the missing bell.  However some time ago John Greenhough prepared a list of all the extant bells cast in Wigan that were known to him.  In case it helps, those by William Scott were as follows:


Cartmel 1665 (former 6 of 6; 42.25 15-0-0 G)

Bramhall Hall Chapel 1665

Manchester Chetham's School 1666

Bodwrog 1668 (Bangor Diocese)

?Witherslack 1669 x 1, 1670 x 2

Harrington 1674 (31)

Llaneilian 1677 (Bangor Diocese)

Lund 1684

All Hallows by Aspatria 1687 (were 2, one lost)

Bolton 1693 x 2

Bolton-le-Sands 1694 (2 of 3; 39.75 G)



Peter Rivet


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Subject: [Bell Historians] 17th century bell from All Hallows Old Church, Cumbria



A new ring of bell is to be installed at All Hallows, Fletchertown in Cumbria. In the belfry there is an 17th century bell cast by William Scott and dated 1687. This is one of two such bells that were at the old church. They were taken by a builder in 1936 in part payment for work undertaken to make safe the ruins of the old church. One bell was sold to a chapel nearby and the other was sold to a dealer in Leeds. When the chapel closed, the bell was returned to All Hallows and now sits in the belfry. It is planned to restore this bell (and its partner if it can be found) for ringing when the new ring is intalled.

The question is .... does anyone know of the whereabouts of the bell that was sold in Leeds or how to set about tracing it?

Ron East 

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