[Bell Historians] St Michael's Church, Barton, Cumbria

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Wed Oct 13 09:58:26 BST 2021


I hope you are keeping well?


The bell is by William Scott of Wigan (died 1703).

There’s bells by him in Lancashire & Yorkshire.


The other bell seems unidentified, do you have photos?






From: Bell-historians [mailto:bell-historians-bounces at lists.ringingworld.co.uk] On Behalf Of Ron East via Bell-historians
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Subject: [Bell Historians] St Michael's Church, Barton, Cumbria


The church has two bells, both originally cast in 1672. One remains but the other was recast in 1863. I have attached three photos: one of the installation (which is unusual) and two, taken of the 1672 bell, showing the founder's mark and the dedication Michael (check the spelling). I also found that the plain bearings on the 1863 recast bell had been sealed with soft bitumen (or something very similar).

Any observations about the installation would be most welcome and also the identity of the founder.

Ron East

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