[Bell Historians] Halesworth, Suffolk

John Arthur john.eborbells at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 14:32:58 BST 2021

Why not try churchwardens accounts, if they exist, or even Archdeacon's


On Mon, 30 Aug 2021 at 14:30, Richard Smith <richard at ex-parrot.com> wrote:

> Has anyone here investigated the history of the bells at
> Halesworth, Suffolk?  Based on the current bells, the
> details in Raven's Church Bells of Suffolk, and the record
> of five plus a saunce bell in the Edwardian inventory of
> 1553, the simplest explanation is that they were a five by
> the early 16th century, that three like-for-like
> replacements happened in the 1610s and '20s, perhaps to
> bring them better in tune or to replace cracked bells in a
> neglected installation, and that they were augmented twice,
> first to six by Lester and Pack in 1759, and then to eight
> in 1770 by Pack and Chapman.  Is there any reason to suppose
> anything more complicated happened?
> Richard
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