[Bell Historians] Bell sleuthing - Birdsall

Dickon Love dickon at lovesguide.com
Sun Feb 7 18:45:40 GMT 2021

I'm doing various reconciliations between various data sources to construct
the recently announced Dove Bell Register.


The Church Heritage Record has 2 bells recorded as follows for BIRDSALL,
Diocese of York that I don't believe are there. Details are:


Birdsall: St Mary

ChurchCode: 643024

Ref: RMC 5/67 JA 3/2017

Bell 1. 20.5", c.1760Hz, cast 1731 by Samuel II Smith

Bell 2. 29.5". 1110Hz, no cast date, John Potter of York, "Listed for


This is at odds with GAD's NBR and (behind the scenes) Dove which states
that St Mary's, Birdsall has 3 bells dated 1824 by Thomas Mears II. A
general web search sides with the notion of 3 more modern bells.


So does anyone recognise where these Sam Smith and John Potter bells might
actually be?







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