Ainderby Steeple St Helen  SE 334921

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History

Largely fourteenth century church with a tall west tower.

Bells

A peal of six bells hung for full circle ringing.  The front three bells were transferred from Darlaston.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 T Mears & Son 1809 6-0-22 29.6875 E
2 T Mears & Son 1809 6-3-23 31.875 D
3 T Mears & Son 1809 7-3-17 34.0625 C
4 (York - J Potter's Successor) c1400 5-2-23 32.6875 B
5 (Local) 1636 7-1-17 35.5 A
6 Samuel I Smith of York 1706 9-3-23 39.125 G

Inscriptions

1:    THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1809

2:    THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1809

3:    THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1809

4:    + RAPHAHEL ARCHANGELUS MEDICINA DEI DICTUS

5:    CRY ALOVDE REPENT  1636

6:    VOCO VENI PRECARE 1706   SS Ebor [six times]

Frame and Fittings

The six bells are hung in a low-side cast-iron frame with modern fittings by Eayre and Smith. The old bells retain their canons.  The three original bells were rehung by Mallaby of Masham c1890 in a composite frame of oak beams with cast iron X shaped sides.

Clock

A two train clock by Benson of London 1863.

Sources

List of sources/date of visit