ALDBOROUGH St Andrew  SE 406664

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History

A medieval church largely dating from the fourteenth century with a perpendicular west tower.

Bells

A peal of six hung for full circle ringing from a ground floor ringing chamber.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 John Taylor of Loughborough 1958 4.2.10 27.5 E
2 G Dalton of York 1784 5.0.16 29.625 D
3 John Taylor of Loughborough 1958 5.1.26 30.5 C
4 H Jordan C15 7.0.6 33.25 B
5 H Jordan C15 8.1.20 35.5 A
6 W Oldfield 1627 11.1.0 40.625 G

Inscriptions

Poppleton

ALDBOROUGH (St. Andrew). Six bells.

1.    TO HONOUR GOD AND KING

       IN MELODY WE RING

(lower) THOS MEARS LATE LESTER PACK & CHAPMAN OF LONDON FECIT 1790

2.    I CALL THE PEOPLE

       I ADORN THE FESTIVAL 1784

(lower) DALTON FECIT YORK

3.              CHAPMAN & MEARS OF LONDON FECERUNT 1782

4.    D  Sancte Toma Ora Pro Nobis 

5.    D  Sit Nomen Domini Benedictum

6.    D  IESVS BE OVR SPEED

                     ANNO DOMINI 1627

                                                                     36 in. dia.

Pictured top are the Tenor and Fifth and below them the Second and Treble

Frame and Fittings

Hung in a low side cast-iron frame with modern fittings dating from the restoration of 1957/58 by John Taylor of Loughborough.  The back three have large canon retaining headstocks and the front three are on plain headstocks - the canons of the second having been removed.

Clock

The pendulum of the clock passes from the first floor, through the ground floor ringing chamber and on into a pit some four feet deep.

Sources

ARA

Photographs of bells David Bryant