[Bell Historians] Cirencester

'Chris Pickford' c.j.pickford.t21@btinternet.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Wed Jan 18 18:16:58 GMT 2017

I'm pleased to say that I now have details of the old tenor at Cirencester.
I doubt if anyone will be surprised to learn that the supposed weight of 29
cwt was a classic case of "weight creep". The Cirencester ring is listed in
the 1830 Rudhall catalogue as 12, tenor 26 cwt - and the list weights are
generally about right (and seldom exceeded by actual weights). However, the
actual weight of the old bell - weighed prior to recasting in 1984 - turned
out to be rather less, at 24-2-24. The canons had been removed some time
previously though.


So now we know


The other "light twelve" for Richard to consider is St.Bride's Fleet Street
- for which no exact weight is available, as far as I know. The Rudhall list
shows it as 28 cwt.


Chris Pickford

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