[Bell Historians] Russian bells at Arundel Castle

Roderic Bickerton rodbick at gmail.com
Thu May 19 18:08:45 BST 2022

If I remember there are 2 groups of bells on display, and the 3 ringing
bells in the chapple spire.

On Thu, 19 May 2022, 17:45 Richard Smith, <richard at ex-parrot.com> wrote:

> Wikipedia has a number of photos of what it describes as
> 'three 17th century Russian Orthodox church bells' on
> display at Arundel Castle, which were allegedly taken from
> Sevastopol in 1856.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Orthodox_bell_ringing#Gallery
> Does anyone know anything about these bells?  I can't see
> anything in Elphick's Sussex, though he mentions a single
> 1656 call cast by M Kordt, and which is the heaviest of
> three other bells listed in Dove.  Dove states M Cordt is
> from Lübeck, though I cannot find any other information on
> this founder.  Are these three bells the ones allegedly
> taken from Sevastopol?  Are there another three bells there?
> Or is the Crimea story apocryphal?
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