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

Roderic Bickerton rodbick at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 12:10:10 GMT 2021

Remember being appalled by what had been done to a modern harmonic gillett
and johnston bell to fit it in with a mediaeval ring or three.

On Sun, 31 Jan 2021, 10:58 Ken Webb, <ken44webb at gmail.com> wrote:

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