[Bell Historians] Cirencester
Richard Offen firstname.lastname@example.org [bellhistorians]
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Fri Jan 27 23:18:39 GMT 2017
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> On 27 Jan 2017, at 11:49 am, Richard Smith richard at ex-parrot.com [bellhistorians] <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> 'Chris Pickford' c.j.pickford.t21 at btinternet.com [bellhistorians] wrote:
> > I'm pleased to say that I now have details of the old tenor at Cirencester.
> Many thanks for that Chris. I think we can safely say
> Cirencester was lighter than GSM, which were probably a
> little over 28 cwt as supplied and reduced to 27-0-10 (or
> 27-0-13) when it was tuned in the 1950s and the canons
> > 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.
> I think we can conclude they were heavier than Cirencester.
> Whether they were heaver than GSM is a moot point as
> Cirencester pre-date GSM as a twelve, and probably never
> knowable as GSM and St Brides were so close in weight.
> Anyway, I now have a list of the lightest ring of twelve in
> any given year:
> 1681-1719 55 York
> 1719-1722 28 St Brides
> 1722-1819 25 Cirencester
> 1819-1932 15 Quex Park
> 1932-1974 12 Surfleet
> 1974-1990 11 Accrington
> 1990-2008 8 Grundisburgh
> 2008-2012 8 Bitterne Park
> 2012- 6 Loughborough Foundry
> Perhaps of less interest is a corresponding list of the
> heaviest twelve:
> 1681-1765 55 York
> 1765-1878 51 Southwark
> 1878-1922 62 St Pauls
> 1922-1939 72 Exeter
> 1939- 82 Liverpool
Why is Quex Park shown as 1819-1932? The bells remained as installed until 1951, when the four trebles were recast and the tenor remained the same weight until the canons were cut off in 1982.
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