BArdsey All Hallows  SE 365432

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History

Medieval church with tall west tower.  The tower is thought to date from the Saxon era and the church itself includes work from this time through to the Reformation.

Bells

Three bells hung for full-circle ringing though not currently ringable.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 Samuel I Smith of York 1674 3cwt 26" Eflat
2 Samuel II Smith of York 1723 4cwt 28" D
3 Samuel II Smith of York 1719 6cwt 32" C

Inscriptions

1.    IB:    IN IVCVNDITATE SONI SONABO TIBI DOMINE 1674 [band of ornament]    
                SS Ebor  I:F  VIC:  R:W  I:H   CHVRCHWARDENS   [band of ornament] 

2.    IB:    LAVS DEO W:ANDREWS VICAR THO:TATE W:SMITHSON CHVRCHWARDENS 1723 [band of ornament]
                                                          SS Ebor                                SS Ebor              

3.    IB:    IOHN BENSON VICAR RO:MARSHALL IO:WINTERBVRNE CHVRCHWARDENS 1719 [band of ornament]
                    [band of ornament]                                

Frame and Fittings

The frame and fittings date from 1899 when the bells were rehung by Mallaby of Masham. Traditional gear throughout.  The bells are chimed from an Ellacombe apparatus. The clock has hammers on all three bells.  A platform to the roof restricts the swinging of the tenor, the tail of a clock hammer is over the mouth of the tenor pulley and there are no rope holes through some of the floors for bells 1 and 3.  

Clock

A three train clock by Potts of Leeds 1909 driving a single face on the North side.  The quarters are the "Nafferton Chimes".  A plaque in the church records that the clock and chimes were presented by Miss Sarah Issott of Harrogate formerly of Bardsey, Nov 18th 1909.  According to the 1901 Census Sarah Issott (born 1828 at Bardsey) was living at 7 Waterloo Street Harrogate.  She was then aged 73 and described as "living on means".  She is not listed in the 1911 census.

Poppleton

BARDSEY  (All Saints). Three bells.

1.    IN IVCVNDITATE SONI SONABO TIBI DOMINE  1671

(lower)  SS Ebor(1) I : F(e) VIC : R : W I : H CHVRCHWARDENS

2.              LAVS DEO  W: ANDREW VICAR THO: TATE W: SMITHSON CHVRCHWARDENS 1723

 (lower)  SS Ebor (1)

3.              IOHN BENSON VICAR RO MARSHALL IO WINTERBVRNE CHVRCHWARDENS 1719

(lower)  SS Ebor (1)

(e) Rev. John Fentiman, instituted 22 March, 1661; afterwards vicar of Irby.

Sources

Andrew Aspland 2007