[Bell Historians] Preshute - all bells added to NBR as 'On Pres List' between 2009 & 2015 (same for Westbury)

Ken Webb ken44webb at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 10:58:11 GMT 2021

On 30/01/2021 22:40, Chris Pickford via Bell-historians wrote:

> I happened to notice the other day that Westbury are also listed – so 
> somebody has succeeded in getting two good C20th rings in Salisbury 
> Diocese listed (and maybe others too). Rather than quibble about which 
> rings are the most eligible, we might do well to think about the 
> protection that listing may afford for all the modern true-harmonic 
> rings that we consider to be  good. On that basis, I wouldn’t quibble 
> at all with Preshute being listed – they’re very good.
> That said, I am curious to know how these Wiltshire rings have crept 
> into the lists – and why equally eligible rings elsewhere haven’t yet 
> made it. I suspect that someone in Salisbury Diocese has been quite 
> astute and ahead of the game
I'd saved some versions of the NBR for the Salisbury Diocese (prepared 
by George D/*.*/).

Looking at these:

Regarding the column 'On Pres list':

The version 'updated 3 2009' does not list Preshute & only lists the 
older Sanctus at Westbury.

The version 'updated 4 2015' lists all bells at Preshute & all bells at 

So we know roughly the 'when' but not the 'why' or who initiated the 
Listing. Neil Skelton would be my guess.


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