ALLERTON MAULEVERER St Martin (Redundant 1973)  SE416579

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History

An unusual church rebuilt in 1745 with a distinct Norman feel about it.  The tower is placed east of the main transepts and is of brick with stone to the exterior.  

Bells

Three bells hung for full-circle ringing though now sadly beyond use.  The second bell is severely cracked from the lip to the waist. The tenor is pictured below.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 James Smith of York 1666 3cwt 25.25" sharp of Eb
2 William Oldfield 1627 4cwt 27" cracked
3     6cwt 30.75" B

Inscriptions

1.    IB:    GLORIA IN ALTISSIMIS DEO  (IS) [ornament]
                RICHARDVS MALLEVERER MILES ET BARONETTVS AO 1666  [ornament]
                            GRATIA REFVNDIT

2.    IB:    IESVS BE OVR SPEED  1627

3.    No inscription.

The ornamental inscription of the treble is pictured above and the rather simpler on the second is below.

Frame and Fittings

Hung anticlockwise in a wooden "well" frame for four bells (though the fourth pit bears no evidence of ever being used).  Traditional wooden headstocks and other fittings though unusual wheel mounted stays which may have been a later addition.

Poppleton (The bells are numbered backwards.)

ALLERTON MAULEVERER  (St. Martin). Three bells.

1.    No inscription.

2.              IESVS BE OVR SPEED   1627

3.              GLORIA IN ALTISSIMIS DEO

       RICARDVS MALLEVERER MILES ET BARONETTVS AO 1666

                     GRATIA REFVNDIT

Clock

A two train clock which drove one dial on the west face of the tower between the louvre openings and struck the hours on the tenor.  The long pendulum passed through to the ground floor of the church and there is an unusual "cupboard" for the bob of the pendulum.  It has not been operational for very many years!

Sources

Andrew Aspland - August 2009